New poll shows Kelly narrowly leading Schmidt in governor’s race


Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is narrowly leading Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt as she seeks to win a second term, according to a new independent poll released Wednesday morning.

The poll conducted by Emerson College Polling and The Hill newspaper found Kelly with about 45% of the vote compared to 43% for Schmidt.

Conservative state Sen. Dennis Pyle, running as an independent, had 3% in the poll. The undecideds were at 8%.

The poll of 1,000 somewhat and very likely voters was done Sept. 15-18. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points . . .


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