The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides to caucus with them.
“He’s in a great deal of trouble out there,” Marist pollster Lee Miringoff said of Roberts. “He’s got high negatives, his intensity of support is low (Wow, intensity of support is low huh? Gee whiz Wally, I can't imagine why...it was only yesterday I remember Karl Rove vowing to crush the tea party and he did so...oh wait...nevermind), he’s losing independents by more than two to one. His to-do list is rather large in the remaining time before Election Day.”
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