A new Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University poll (Feb. 23-April 11; 573 residents; +/-4%) found Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) the most well-known of potential and declared candidates, but also the most unpopular.
“When asked if they have heard of any of the following Kansas politicians, slightly over three quarters (77%) of respondents have heard of … Kobach, … less than half (46%) of respondents have heard of [state] Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R), one third (33%) of respondents have heard of” former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (D), “and slightly less than one third (32%) of respondents have heard of” Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer (R).
“Among those who had heard of each politician … Brewer [was] the most highly rated, followed by … Schmidt. … Kobach … was rated the lowest.” (release)