I don't want to sound like a Pollyanna, but I'm just not buying a Dem poll out today suggesting that Hilary Clinton is 10 points ahead in Kansas. (You shouldn't buy this either.)
The poll also suggests that a Mission Hills guy who somehow has been operating as an unlicensed and unregistered investment adviser is within the margin of error against Congressman Kevin Yoder.
This cycle is exceedingly weird. Polls in Wisconsin suggest that Donald Trump supporters there refuse to support Sen. Ron Johnson--a Republican incumbent--because he's not supportive of Trump enough. Huh?
The down ballot races have never been more important than they are this cycle, precisely because the players at the top of the ticket are... well, likely one-termers. One is corrupt and a liar. The other is a gamble.
Voters need to hedge their bets against the next administration, and that means electing the most conservative Congress possible. This means Yoder must be re-elected. For the most part, he's represented us admirably. Sen. Jerry Moran must be re-elected. We will need these men to hold steady in the face of uncertainty--or absolute corruption if it comes to that.
Fortunately, I think this is just another piffle-paffle poll, designed to shore up Democrat donors. The pollsters work for the Clinton campaign, and have a history of using small and heavily manipulated samples. Kansas is about as red of a state as you can get. The Third District is 19 points in the Republican's favor. Still, this poll shows that Kansas conservatives cannot be complacent this election. I'm not buying this ridiculous poll, but both candidates need your votes on Nov. 8.