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Poll: Milton Wolf Surges In Kansas
senateconservatives.com ^ | 2/21/14

Posted on 02/22/2014 6:42:08 AM PST by cotton1706

A new PPP survey released today contains some very good news for Dr. Milton Wolf, the conservative candidate challenging incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican primary.

Last month, Roberts released an internal poll showing him with a 54-point lead.

Roberts 69%, Wolf 15%

Today, after news that Roberts no longer lives in Kansas and misled voters about his residency for years, Roberts only has a 26-point lead.

Roberts 49%, Wolf 23%

That's a 28-point collapse in just one month!

Pat Roberts is in a free fall.

PPP says that Roberts' image has now flipped upside down.

Pat Roberts has seen his net approval rating decline 12 points over the last year, in the wake of news media reports that he spends little time in the state. In February of 2013 we found him on slightly positive ground at a 31/28 spread, but now only 29% of voters approve of him compared to 38% who disapprove.

Pat Roberts has been in Washington now for 47 years and he's lost touch with Kansas voters. He has not only left them ideologically with votes to raise the debt limit, increase taxes, and put Kathleen Sebelius in charge of Obamacare, he has left them physically. Roberts does not live in Kansas anymore and rarely spends time there.

The Republican primary election in Kansas is still over 5 months away so there is plenty of time for Dr. Wolf to overtake Roberts. PPP agrees:

(Excerpt) Read more at senateconservatives.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; ks2014
The Kanas Primary is in August. Long way away. Wolf can make up the difference. And we have a lot of momentum to build in the mean time.

First, we force a runoff in Texas on March 4th, then we force a runoff in North Carolina on May 6th, then we oust Mitch McConnell on May 20th, then John Cornyn on May 27. Then we take out both Graham and Cochran in June. Then comes August, with all our momentum and enthusiasm directed right at Pat Roberts and then Lamar Alexander.

Then, on to November!

1 posted on 02/22/2014 6:42:08 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Five months is an eternity in politics. Yes, that gives Wolf time to catch him and surpass him. I wonder if Roberts is ACTIVELY campaigning in Kansas. Anybody know?


2 posted on 02/22/2014 6:49:37 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

“I wonder if Roberts is ACTIVELY campaigning in Kansas. Anybody know?”

He’s an old coot who probably thought his reelection was a sure thing. So now he’s probably talking to his buddy Orrin Hatch to see how he got successfully reelected.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 6:50:56 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Din Maker

“...I wonder if Roberts is ACTIVELY campaigning in Kansas. Anybody know?”
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Well, since he doesn’t actually LIVE in Kansas (and hasn’t for decades) he may not know his way around Kansas to campaign.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 6:51:43 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

First, you get slaughtered in Texas because your alternative candidates stink, then you get slaughtered in North Carolina because your candidates stink, then you might win in Kansas because Roberts is old and not doing well.

Bottom line, CANDIDATES MATTER.

Run good candidates and you can (and maybe even deserve) to win. Run lousy ones and you deserve to lose.

Yes it is as simple as that.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:09 AM PST by staytrue
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To: cotton1706

“He’s an old coot who probably thought his reelection was a sure thing. So now he’s probably talking to his buddy Orrin Hatch to see how he got successfully reelected.”

Hath got reelected the old fashioned way: he went and begged Sarah Palin for an endorsement. For some strange reason she gave it publicly, and he won.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 6:55:30 AM PST by antonico
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To: cotton1706

Don’t forget about primarying John Boehner!!!


7 posted on 02/22/2014 7:05:40 AM PST by buckeye49
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To: cotton1706

Has KS ever rejected a big name which the voters recognize in a primary?


8 posted on 02/22/2014 7:09:13 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: staytrue

“First, you get slaughtered in Texas because your alternative candidates stink, then you get slaughtered in North Carolina because your candidates stink...”
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Jeez...I must have missed the news that Cornyn and Little Lindsey Graham avoided runoffs in their respective primaries.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 7:26:21 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

Roberts can still win and he probably will if he gets out and campaigns across the state with an old fashioned press the flesh campaign. But, I don’t know that he has ever done that so he probably doesn’t know how. More importantly, he probably doesn’t want to, so his choices are to tap into Republican national money and attack Wolf, or decide to retire. Raising money is something else that he probably doesn’t want to have to do, so right now I’m leaning toward retirement.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 7:34:26 AM PST by centurion316
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To: cotton1706

1.) Roberts is a conservative
2.) This poll is worthless


11 posted on 02/22/2014 7:38:43 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: cotton1706

It’s a small surge for sure.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 8:18:03 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

This is a big deal. I don’t live in KS, but while perhaps in NY or MA it wouldn’t be an issue, in the “real” part of America people like their representatives to actually live there.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 9:01:14 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: cotton1706

This is a big deal. I don’t live in KS, but while perhaps in NY or MA it wouldn’t be an issue, in the “real” part of America people like their representatives to actually live there.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 9:01:14 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Kansas58

Roberts is NOT a Conservative...and he doesn’t even have a residence in Kansas.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 9:12:57 AM PST by teg_76
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To: teg_76

You live where you say you live and as long as you do not register to vote in two places at the same time, or vote in more than one location, it is PERFECTLY LEGAL!


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:14:12 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Din Maker

I don’t know if Roberts is actively campaigning in person, but I heard his new ad is sure pissing people off. He apparently is claiming that Wolfe has more donors from Texas than Kansas (i.e. that he is supported by Tea Party people who don’t have Kansas values). Balls!

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/198446-roberts-questions-wolfs-ties-to-kansas-in-new-ad

All of that is in response to this devastating Wolfe ad: http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/pat-roberts-milton-wolf-kansas-senate/2014/02/14/id/552954


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:22:53 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Kansas58

A conservative you say?

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/pat-roberts-milton-wolf-kansas-senate/2014/02/14/id/552954


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:23:54 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: cotton1706

Pray you are correct!


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:33:13 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: teg_76
Roberts is NOT a Conservative...and he doesn’t even have a residence in Kansas.

Yes he is and yes he does. Heritage 90% with the average Republican at 67%. Freedom Works 94%. He has a house but rents it out. His job is in Washington. Why should he have a home there and an empty house in Kansas. He is a property owner in Kansas.

20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:37:16 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck
I am a strong supporter of several of the ongoing primary challenges (Cornyn, Graham, among many others), but there are a few challenges where I'm not sure the unknown quantity is a guarantee of anything better. Kansas is one of those races.

I don't have any particular passion against Roberts, and have never had him at the top of any “vote ‘em out” list.

I suspect much of what's going on may have to do the “career politician” issue.

21 posted on 02/22/2014 9:48:53 AM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: Kansas58

Typical response from an out of touch RINO. Okay, so he “legally” lives in Kansas by renting a couch at donor’s house. I’m sure that really helps stay in touch with the people of Kansas and represent them well. You establishment tools will never get it.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 10:49:07 AM PST by teg_76
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To: teg_76

Get a CLUE!
How do you expect anyone to have two different full time homes?
The vast majority of the members of Congress rent out their homes, or have other family members stay in them.
You are PETTY and you are encouraging WASTEFUL lifestyles and WASTEFUL spending from our representatives.
Grow up.


23 posted on 02/22/2014 10:07:03 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58
How do you expect anyone to have two different full time homes?

Shouldn't be much strain on the average career politician who has managed to earn </steal> millions during their tenure.

You need to post this drivel over at DU.

24 posted on 02/23/2014 12:38:44 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

It is not “drivel” in fact this issue is so STUPID in only goes to show that Conservatives have NO real complaints against Pat Roberts.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:43:50 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: itsahoot

The Wolf in sheep’s clothing is FINISHED:

http://cjonline.com/news/state/2014-02-22/doctors-x-ray-postings-unsettling


26 posted on 02/23/2014 10:28:10 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: cotton1706; All

I just got a call from a Polling Organization. Did you know that the “Federal Do Not Call List” does not apply to organizations taking a political poll? They only asked me about two races before they hung up on me. For State Representative, I told them I was writing in the name of Ima Rearend and for the Congressional Race I was writing in the name of Tella Dumbitch. CLICK!


27 posted on 02/23/2014 11:43:49 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: staytrue; All

First, you get slaughtered in Texas because your alternative candidates stink...
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To: staytrue - There you go again RINO lover. I beg your freakin’ pardon. You have NOT researched the candidates in the Texas Senate Race. With the exception of my Congressman, Steve Stockman, who will lose the seat if he’s in the run-off, we have some OUTSTANDING CANDIDATES. If you wouldn’t make statements like the one above, people wouldn’t know just how ignorant you really are.


28 posted on 02/24/2014 6:43:31 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Theodore R.

Has KS ever rejected a big name which the voters recognize in a primary?
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Prolly not. That’s why you thank God that the uninformed voters do NOT vote in Primaries.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 6:46:22 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Theodore R.
Has KS ever rejected a big name which the voters recognize in a primary?

You mean has the incumbant ever been defeated in the primary? Yeah, 1996 when Sam Brownback defeated Sheilah Frahm. But Frahm had been appointed by Graves and was only in office a couple of months before the primary. Roberts has been there for some time.

30 posted on 02/24/2014 6:50:41 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Kansas58
1.) Roberts is a conservative 2.) This poll is worthless ____________________________________________________________

Ooooohh. The sore losers are getting pissed already. I'm not saying Roberts is a Liberal, but I'm not saying he's a Conservative either. What I am saying is this: Roberts has become part of the Beltway and GOP Establishment. He's one of the good ol' boys who doesn't give a s**t about Kansas or it's people. All he cares about is his Senate seat, his power and all the money he has stolen from the people of Kansas by being Virginia's Third Senator. He is a liar and a deceiver representing a State he has not lived in for years. And, I'll bet that you, and all the people who are defending the crusty, old, fart, called Hillary Clinton a carpetbagger when she ran for the Senate in NY. Oh the hypocrisy you RINOs can muster up.
31 posted on 02/24/2014 6:55:54 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Kansas58

How do you expect anyone to have two different full time homes?
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OMG. I do not believe you asked that question. Why don’t you STFU before people on here realize that you’re not only a RINO-loving troll, but you’re also ignorant.?


32 posted on 02/24/2014 7:00:12 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Milton Wolf is TOAST! There is much more dirt out there that has not been made public yet. Wolf should drop out of the race.
And it looks like YOU do not keep up with the news very well.


33 posted on 02/24/2014 7:07:05 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I keep up with the news and I know what you’re talking about. But, we weren’t discussing Wolf. We were discussing your RINO buddy; Pat Roberts.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 7:13:51 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Well Roberts WILL be Senator for 6 more years. So why are you wasting your time?
And since you have not insulted me, I take it that your realize your previous posts were way out of line.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 7:20:14 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Well Roberts WILL be Senator for 6 more years. So why are you wasting your time?


You are the one wasting your time supporting a beltway careerist pig like Pat Roberts. He cares nothing for you or anybody else on Main Street. Oink oink.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 7:31:49 AM PST by lodi90
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To: lodi90

You are wrong. Pat Roberts and his office have helped me with my business concerns over Medicare issues several times.
Pat Roberts does a great job.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 7:41:50 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

You’re nuts!


38 posted on 02/24/2014 8:16:50 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Kansas58

You are wrong. Pat Roberts and his office have helped me with my business concerns over Medicare issues several times.
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Oh..... NOW THE TRUTH COMES OUT. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. How did he help you scam Medicare?


39 posted on 02/24/2014 8:18:43 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

I am trying not to be a hypocrite, as I have complained to the mods about you and another poster.
I am an honest man, and you have violated a Commandment of God in your post.
“Thou Shalt not Bear False Witness against Thy Neighbor”
I have never “scammed” anyone.
You should be ashamed of yourself.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 9:22:11 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

You should be ashamed of yourself.
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Well, I’m not.


41 posted on 02/24/2014 9:31:25 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Kansas58

I don’t know much about Senator Roberts, but isn’t he better than Bob Dole?


42 posted on 02/25/2014 2:26:18 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: TitansAFC

Apparently, Chris McDaniel of MS may have the best chance of victory of the southern insurgent Senate candidates, but SC and TX are very status quo states.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 2:28:17 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Kansas58

So....are you a supporter of the man?


44 posted on 02/25/2014 2:29:46 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Kansas58

I support Pat Roberts


45 posted on 02/25/2014 6:29:28 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Theodore R.

Yes, Roberts is far better than Dole.


46 posted on 02/25/2014 6:30:26 PM PST by Kansas58
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