Raleigh, N.C. – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is unpopular and potentially vulnerable heading into his 2014 re-election effort with small to moderate leads over six potential Democratic challengers, according to PPP’s first ever public Kansas poll.
Brownback has a negative -15 job approval rating, with 37% of Kansas voters approving and 52% disapproving of his performance as governor. 72% of moderates disapprove of his performance as well as 30% of Republicans and 66% of independents.
Brownback’s plan to phase out the state’s income tax is almost as unpopular as he is, with 48% of voters opposed and 37% supportive. 65% of moderates and 56% of independents oppose the plan. Even 34% of somewhat conservative voters and 28% of Republicans are opposed to the proposal to overhaul the income tax.