According SurveyUSA, when 500 Kansans were asked:
When a United States Senator runs for President of the United States, the Senator often misses votes. Other times, the Senator needs to leave the campaign trail and return to Washington to make a vote. Do you think it’s possible? Or impossible? For someone to be both an effective US Senator and an effective candidate for President at the same time?
Less than half thought it was possible, 50% thought it was impossible.
When voters were told:
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, who is running for President, missed more than half the votes in the Senate last month. Do you think Brownback is devoting too much time to his Presidential campaign? Is he devoting too much time to being a US Senator? Or is he striking about the right balance?
Six in ten felt he was devoting “too much time to the campaign,” only 5% felt too much time was spent in the Senate, and a third thought he had found a good balance. Brownback should resign his Senate seat and let someone be appointed to the seat who can devote full time to the job.