-PPP finds that Kansas voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed bill in the legislature that would let businesses refuse service for same sex couples. Only 29% support it, compared to 59% who are opposed. The opposition to the bill is bipartisan with Democrats (13/80) and independents (24/61) overwhelmingly against it and even Republicans (40/44) narrowly so.
At the same time support for legalizing gay marriage has increased a net 8 points over the last year and now 44% of voters favor it to 48% who are opposed, compared to a 39/51 spread last February. Those under the age of 45 support it by a 55/37 spread. 66% support at least civil unions for same sex couples to only 32% who are opposed to any sort of legal recognition, and even GOP voters support civil unions 53/44.
-With Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts both under water with Kansas voters, Jerry Moran wins honors as the most popular politician in the state. 37% of voters approve of the job he's doing to 26% who disapprove. The 36% with no opinion about him is still an unusually high number for a Senator though, speaking to the state having one of the most low profile delegations in the country.
-Mike Huckabee is the top choice of Kansas Republicans to be their candidate for President in 2016. 20% support him for the nomination compared to 13% for Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, 12% for Ted Cruz, 11% for Rand Paul, 7% for Paul Ryan, 5% for Marco Rubio, 4% for Scott Walker, and 2% for Bobby Jindal. This makes 4 out of our last 5 GOP polls across the country where Huckabee has been in the lead.
All of the potential Republican candidates for President lead Hillary Clinton in hypothetical contests, although the margins are far closer than they were for Barack Obama in the state last year. Jeb Bush leads Clinton by 9 points at 50/41, and everyone else leads her by 7 points- it's 49/42 for Mike Huckabee, 48/41 for Rand Paul, and 46/39 for Chris Christie.