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Favorability numbers for Sam Brownback, Kris Kobach, the KC Star, and liberal newsman Steve Rose

Note: For readability — the columns are better lined-up vertically at our original article at our site.

I’ll break down these results for you over the next few days.  But here are the detailed results of a recent poll conducted in Overland Park, Kansas, a large suburb of Kansas City, MO.

 

Part 3 of results

Telephone survey among likely 2012 voters in Overland Park, KS.  Conducted Tuesday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 10, by the State and Local Educational Foundation of Kansas.  Margin of error +/- 5.4%.  Party breakdown:  51% Republican, 29% Unaffiliated, 20% and Democratic.  55% Female, and 45% Male.  50% over the age of 50, and 50% under the age of 50.

For accompanying information for comparison and background purposes, click here.  To view part 1 of our results, click here. To view part 2 of our results, click here.  More information about survey methodology can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

 

Question: “In general, how would you describe your political views?”

Ideology (all voters): Count Percent

- Very conservative:                               55      16.2%

 

- Somewhat conservative:                 107      31.5%

 

- Moderate:                                           123      36.2%

 

- Somewhat liberal:                              40      11.8%

 

- Very liberal:                                          15        4.4%

Total:                                     340       100%

Among Republicans               Count Percent

Very conservative:                        46      26.4%

Somewhat conservative:            69      39.7%

Moderate:                                      51      29.3%

Somewhat liberal:                         8        4.6%

Very liberal:                                     0           0%

Total:                             174       100%

[Note: Sample size=174; Margin of error=7.6%]

 

Among Unaffiliateds               Count Percent

Very conservative:                         6      6.1%

Somewhat conservative:           27    27.6%

Moderate:                                    44      44.9%

Somewhat liberal:                     16      16.3%

Very liberal:                                    5      5.1%

 

Total:                               98       100%

[Note: Sample size=98; Margin of error=10.1%]

 

Over age 50                            Count  Percent

Very conservative:                        30    17.7%

Somewhat conservative:            54    31.8%

Moderate:                                      60    35.3%

Somewhat liberal:                       17    10.0%

Very liberal:                                    9        5.3%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Under age 50                         Count  Percent

Very conservative:                       25     14.7%

Somewhat conservative:           53     31.2%

Moderate:                                     63     37.1%

Somewhat liberal:                       23     6.2%

Very liberal:                                     6     3.5%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

 

Question: “I will now list the names of several public figures and groups, and we would like to know your opinion of them. It’s OK if you have not heard of them.  What is your opinion of…?”

Sam Brownback Count Percent

Very favorable:                              66    19.4%

 

Somewhat favorable:                 111    32.7%

 

Somewhat unfavorable:              49     14.4%

 

Very unfavorable:                          76    22.4%

 

Heard of, but no opinion:             34    10.0%

 

Have never heard of:                       4    1.2%

 

Total:                             340       100%

 

Among Republicans            Count  Percent

Very favorable:                           56        32.2%

Somewhat favorable:               69        39.7%

Somewhat unfavorable:           20        5.9%

Very unfavorable:                      19        10.9%

Heard of, but no opinion:          9          5.2%

Have never heard of:                 1          0.6%

 

Total:                            174       100%

[Note: Sample size=174; Margin of error=7.6%]

 

Over 50                                  Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          33        19.4%

Somewhat favorable:              53        31.2%

Somewhat unfavorable:         18        10.6%

Very unfavorable:                     49        28.8%

Heard of, but no opinion:         16        9.4%

Have never heard of:                 1          0.6%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Under 50                                Count  Percent

Very favorable:                           33        19.4%

Somewhat favorable:               58        34.1%

Somewhat unfavorable:          31        18.2%

Very unfavorable:                      27        15.9%

Heard of, but no opinion:        18        10.6%

Have never heard of:                  3          1.8%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Conservatives                        Count  Percent

Very favorable:                            55       40.0%

Somewhat favorable:                71        43.8%

Somewhat unfavorable:            16        9.9%

Very unfavorable:                        10       6.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:           9          5.6%

Have never heard of:                   1         0.6%

 

Total:                             162       100%

[Note: Sample size=162; Margin of error=7.9%]

 

Moderates                              Count  Percent

Very favorable:                            11        8.9%

Somewhat favorable:                34        27.6%

Somewhat unfavorable:            20       16.3%

Very unfavorable:                       35        28.5%

Heard of, but no opinion:         21        17.1%

Have never heard of:                   2          1.6%

 

Total:                             123       100%

[Note: Sample size=123; Margin of error=9.0%]

 

 

Kris Kobach Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          60        17.7%

 

Somewhat favorable:               72        21.2%

 

Somewhat unfavorable:           40        11.8%

 

Very unfavorable:                       62        18.2%

 

Heard of, but no opinion:         71        20.9%

 

Have never heard of:                 35        10.3%

 

Total:                           340       100%

 

Among Republicans               Count Percent

Very favorable:                             57        32.8%

Somewhat favorable:                  46        26.4%

Somewhat unfavorable:             22        12.6%

Very unfavorable:                         17        9.8%

Heard of, but no opinion:             24        13.8%

Have never heard of:                    8          4.6%

 

Total:                             174       100%

[Note: Sample size=174; Margin of error=7.6%]

 

Over 50                                  Count  Percent

Very favorable:                         34        20.0%

Somewhat favorable:               35        20.1%

Somewhat unfavorable:         18        10.6%

Very unfavorable:                       38       22.4%

Heard of, but no opinion:         29        17.1%

Have never heard of:                  16       9.4%

 

Total:                             170      100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Under 50                                Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          26        15.3%

Somewhat favorable:                37        21.8%

Somewhat unfavorable:           22       12.9%

Very unfavorable:                      24        14.1%

Heard of, but no opinion:          42       24.7%

Have never heard of:                19        11.2%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Conservatives                        Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          54        33.3%

Somewhat favorable:                51        31.5%

Somewhat unfavorable:          12         7.4%

Very unfavorable:                      10         6.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:         26        16.1%

Have never heard of:                  9           5.6%

 

Total:                             162       100%

[Note: Sample size=162; Margin of error=7.9%]

 

Moderates                              Count  Percent

Very favorable:                            5          4.1%

Somewhat favorable:                17        13.8%

Somewhat unfavorable:           22        17.9%

Very unfavorable:                       30        24.4%

Heard of, but no opinion:          30        24.4%

Have never heard of:                 19        15.5%

 

Total:                             123       100%

[Note: Sample size=123; Margin of error=9.0%]

 

The Kansas City Star Count Percent

Very favorable:                           35        10.3%

 

Somewhat favorable:                125      36.8%

 

Somewhat unfavorable:           79        23.2%

 

Very unfavorable:                      72        21.2%

 

Heard of, but no opinion:          27        7.9%

 

Have never heard of:                   2         0.6%

Total:                             340       100%

 

Among Republicans               Count  Percent

Very favorable:                            13        7.5%

Somewhat favorable:                  45        25.9%

Somewhat unfavorable:             47        27.0%

Very unfavorable:                         56       32.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:           13        7.5%

Have never heard of:                    0          0%

Total:                             174       100%

[Note: Sample size=174; Margin of error=7.6%]

 

Over 50                                  Count  Percent

Very favorable:                         24        14.1%

Somewhat favorable:               61        35.9%

Somewhat unfavorable:         33        19.4%

Very unfavorable:                     41        24.1%

Heard of, but no opinion:          9         5.3%

Have never heard of:                 2         1.2%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Under 50                                Count  Percent

Very favorable:                        11        6.5%

Somewhat favorable:               64        37.7%

Somewhat unfavorable:          46        27.1%

Very unfavorable:                      31       18.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:        18          10.6%

Have never heard of:                 0          0%

 

Total:                             170       100%

 

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Conservatives                        Count  Percent

Very favorable:                           10       6.2%

Somewhat favorable:               35       21.6%

Somewhat unfavorable:           48       29.6%

Very unfavorable:                      57       35.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:          11       6.8%

Have never heard of:                 1          0.6%

 

Total:                             162       100%

[Note: Sample size=162; Margin of error=7.9%]

 

Moderates                              Count  Percent

Very favorable:                         16        13.0%

Somewhat favorable:              55        44.7%

Somewhat unfavorable:         26        21.1%

Very unfavorable:                     14        11.4%

Heard of, but no opinion:        11        8.9%

Have never heard of:                 1         0.8%

 

Total:                             123       100%

[Note: Sample size=123; Margin of error=9.0%]

 

 

Steve Rose Count Percent

Very favorable:                          24        7.1%

 

Somewhat favorable:                83        24.4%

 

Somewhat unfavorable:          60        17.7%

 

Very unfavorable:                      35        10.3%

 

Heard of, but no opinion:         69        20.3%

 

Have never heard of:                 69        20.3%

 

Total:                             340       100%

 

Among Republicans               Count Percent

Very favorable:                            14        8.1%

Somewhat favorable:                41        23.6%

Somewhat unfavorable:           41        23.6%

Very unfavorable:                       27        15.5%

Heard of, but no opinion:          21        12.1%

Have never heard of:                 30        17.2%

 

Total:                             174       100%

[Note: Sample size=174; Margin of error=7.6%]

 

Over 50                                  Count  Percent

Very favorable:                       14        8.2%

Somewhat favorable:                45        26.5%

Somewhat unfavorable:         42        24.7%

Very unfavorable:                     21        12.4%

Heard of, but no opinion:        28        16.5%

Have never heard of:               20        11.8%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Under 50                                Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          10        5.9%

Somewhat favorable:               38        22.4%

Somewhat unfavorable:          18        10.6%

Very unfavorable:                      14        8.2%

Heard of, but no opinion:         41        24.1%

Have never heard of:                49        28.8%

 

Total:                             170       100%

[Note: Sample size=170; Margin of error=7.7%]

 

Conservatives                        Count  Percent

Very favorable:                          12        7.4%

Somewhat favorable:               39       24.1%

Somewhat unfavorable:          33        19.4%

Very unfavorable:                      25       14.7%

Heard of, but no opinion:        29       17.1%

Have never heard of:                24       14.1%

 

Total:                             162       100%

[Note: Sample size=162; Margin of error=7.9%]

 

Moderates                              Count  Percent

Very favorable:                           7         5.7%

Somewhat favorable:               31       25.2%

Somewhat unfavorable:         18        14.6%

Very unfavorable:                       7         5.7%

Heard of, but no opinion:        28        22.8%

Have never heard of:               32        26.0%

 

Total:                             123       100%

[Note: Sample size=123; Margin of error=9.0%]

 

 

Further information on methodology:  The survey was performed using a recorded voice, and respondents were asked to push buttons to answer questions.  Voters were called if they were registered to vote in Overland Park, and if they had voted in the November election of 2008 and/or the November election of 2010. Gender and age were determined by question, and party affiliation was determined by registration data.

 

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Connect with Benjamin Hodge at FacebookTwitterLinkedInThe Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas.  He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011.  His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters,the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRAKansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

 


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