Survey: Most Kansans Favor Convention of States Resolution

Survey: Most Kansans Favor Convention of States Resolution February 16, 2018

TOPEKA, KANSAS, February 15 – The Moore Information research firm conducted a poll of 400 likely Kansas voters from the state on February 11th, measuring support for the Kansas Governor’s race, President Trump, congressional approval, and the Convention of States. Republicans, Democrats and Independents were part of this survey.

Here are the results:

  • Gov. Race: Kris Kobach Leads for R’s & Laura Kelly Leads the D’s
  • Trump hits 53% Approval in Kansas
  • While Congress Fails at 69% Disapproval
  • More than Two-thirds (67%) of Kansans Favor Passing Convention of States Resolution

Commenting on the survey, Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler said, “Only one question remains—will the legislators in Kansas comply with the will of the people, or will they do the bidding of the tiny group of anti-constitutionalists in the state who universally oppose calling a Convention of States?

“Will they stand with the ruling elite to keep power in Washington, D.C. or will we see steely spines willing to stand and fight to return power to Kansans in this heated election year?”

In the race for the Republican nomination for Kansas Governor, Kris Kobach leads the field with 26%, followed by Jeff Colyer at 20%, Ken Selzer at 11% and Wink Hartman at 6%.  Still, nearly four-in-ten (38%) are undecided on a candidate today.

On the Democrat side, Laura Kelly holds a nearly 2-to-1 advantage over Jim Ward today (39% Kelly, 20% Ward, and 42% undecided).

President Trump generates a narrow margin of approval from Kansas voters – 53% approve, 45% disapprove of the job he is doing. Approval and disapproval are equally intense with 35% strongly approving and 37% strongly disapproving.

Congress generates a widely negative rating today. Twenty-seven percent approve and fully 69% disapprove. Disapproval prevails throughout the state, among men and women of all ages and across party lines.

The results showed that 67% of Republican and Independents want Kansas to call for a Convention of States to propose constitutional amendments that limit federal spending, limit federal power, and establish term limits for members of Congress and/or federal judges.

This is exactly what SCR 1611 does, and it is currently pending in the Kansas Senate. The people of Kansas have given their state legislators a clear mandate to pass this resolution, and the time is right now.

Convention of States Favorability 
67%  Favor
24%  Oppose
9%  Undecided

KS Governor’s Race – GOP Primary
26%  Kris Kobach
20%  Jeff Colyer
11%  Ken Selzer
6%    Wink Hartman
38%  Don’t know/none

KS Governor’s Race – Democrat Primary
39%  Laura Kelly
20%   Jim Sard
42%   Don’t know/none

How is President Trump Doing?
53%  Approve
45%  Disapprove
2%    Don’t know

How is Congress Doing?
69%  Disapprove
37%  Approve
4%    Don’t know

Methodology: A total of 400 interviews were conducted February 11, 2018 among a statewide sample of likely voters in Kansas.  Interviews were conducted using IVR automated interviews. The potential sampling error is plus or minus 5% at the 95% confidence level.

About the Convention of States Project
The Convention of States Project is currently organized in all 50 states, including over two million volunteers, supporters and advocates committed to stopping the Federal Government’s abuse of power. 12 States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas, have passed Article V Resolutions since the Project’s founding in 2013. Virginia hosted the first-ever Simulated Article V Convention of States in the fall of 2016. Currently, 46 States are considering the COS Resolution. For more information, visit

Image Credit: By CBS Television Network. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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