Adam Wilkerson
November 3, 2022


Topeka, KS – Yesterday, a new Emerson College poll revealed that retired police officer and former prosecutor Chris Mann is leading perennial candidate Kris Kobach in the race for Attorney General.

“Kansans have rejected Kris Kobach for Governor, for Senator, for Congress, and as this poll demonstrates, are on track to reject him for Attorney General as well,” said KDP Chair Vicki Hiatt. “Chris Mann has demonstrated he will put politics aside to do what’s best for Kansans, not what’s best for his political career. We look forward to electing Chris Mann – a bipartisan, common sense leader – as our next Attorney General in just a few days.”

Read more about this poll below:

  • Sunflower State Journal: Mann, Kobach neck and neck
    • “Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Democrat Chris Mann have swapped spots in a new poll, although they are still in a dead heat with the election less than a week away. […] A new poll by Emerson College and The Hill newspaper showed that Mann leads Kobach 44% to 43%. […] The last poll done by Emerson from Sept. 15-18 showed Kobach leading Mann 41% to 39%.”
    • “Mann raised nearly $1 million during the last three months, nearly twice the amount hauled in by Kobach. […] Mann reported raising $925,052 during the reporting period from July 22 through Oct. 27, according to new campaign finance reports filed late Monday. […] Meanwhile, Kobach reported raising $465,018, new reports showed.”
  • Kansas Reflector; Polling in Kansas race for attorney general: Mann up by slim 1.1% over Kobach
    • “Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Mann held a wispy advantage Wednesday in polling that showed Republican nominee Kris Kobach trailing in a contest with nearly 11% of likely voters still undecided. […] The survey of 1,000 Kansans from Oct. 27-29 by Emerson College Polling showed first-time political candidate Mann held 43.8% to veteran campaigner Kobach’s 42.7%.” 
    • “The 3 percentage point margin of error in the updated Emerson survey left the race in the realm of a statistical tie despite Kobach’s two decades as a candidate for Overland Park city council, secretary of state, governor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate and attorney general.”
    • “The new Emerson poll emerged in aftermath of a miscue in which the Kobach campaign released an ad that depicted professional golfer Tiger Woods as a ‘cop killer.’”