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February 2, 2011


Poll shows Nelson trailing Bruning — and Stenberg

by Deena Winter

Even the Democrats’ own polls show U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson is “in deep trouble.”
A poll by the Democratic Public Policy Polling firm shows Attorney General Jon Bruning would thump Nelson, 50 percent to 39 percent, if they squared off right now in a poll whose authors wrote, “It’s going to be a very tough road for Democrats to hold onto this seat.”

U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson

They continued:

It’s not hard to peg the reason for Nelson’s precarious situation: you need to have a lot of appeal to Republicans if you’re going to win as a Democrat in Nebraska, and while Nelson had that in the past he doesn’t seem to anymore. The 2006 exit poll showed him winning a pretty remarkable 42% of the GOP vote. Now his approval rating with Republicans is down at 26%, and he gets just 17% of their votes against Bruning and 16% against Stenberg. Nelson actually has a 9 point advantage with independents over Bruning and a 17 point one over Stenberg but that’s not enough given his lack of crossover support in the heavily GOP leaning state.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Jessica
    Feb 2 2011

    Stenberg? Really? I just don’t get how his political career continues!

  2. Gene
    Feb 2 2011

    Nelson will win another term. Bruning is an idiot.

  3. Roger Yant
    Feb 2 2011

    Gene, here you go, calling names again. Bruning is a bright guy and so is Stenberg. Lets try and be civil, if all you can do is call names, sit it out.

    • Gene
      Feb 2 2011

      Again? When was the other time?

  4. John Duhon
    Feb 2 2011

    Roger, Gene’s speech against a public official is the most protected speech according to 200 years of legal precedence. I wish you didn’t hate the constitution and our laws Roger.

    You forgot to answer my question from the other day. What it is that you’ve done that was so damn noble for the city that you get to be the Mall Cop of the blogosphere.


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