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Poll shows incumbent ahead in Nevada Senate race [Carter's son trailing badly]
AP/LAS VEGAS SUN ^ | April 10, 2006

Posted on 04/10/2006 3:14:46 PM PDT by ncountylee

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Democrat Jack Carter, son of former President Jimmy Carter, is trailing badly in his bid to oust U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll shows.

Sixty percent of the 625 voters surveyed last week said they favored Ensign in the contest, while 27 percent said they would vote for Carter. Thirteen percent were undecided.

Republican operative Sig Rogich said Ensign is popular and it isn't likely that Carter can succeed in trying to tie the incumbent to controversies involving Republicans in Washington, D.C., and to President Bush's unpopularity.

Brad Coker, managing partner of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research Inc., which conducted the survey, agreed, noting that the margin by which Ensign was ahead had widened. In an October Review-Journal poll, Ensign had 59 percent to Carter's 25 percent.

Carter has been counting on his status as the son of a former president to give him a boost, but Coker said Jimmy Carter "was never very popular in Nevada," and Jack Carter doesn't have very deep roots in the state.

Jack Carter said he wasn't discouraged by the numbers.

"There is no bad news until November," he said. "We have not yet begun to campaign. We've been consolidating our base and raising money. We'll be more in the public and in the press in the coming quarter."

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2006; jackcarter; johnensign

1 posted on 04/10/2006 3:14:47 PM PDT by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee

Good news. We don't need another Jimmuh.


2 posted on 04/10/2006 3:16:24 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: ncountylee

The UN will ask Jimmah to go on out there and monitor this election.


3 posted on 04/10/2006 3:17:26 PM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: ncountylee

Oh, so that explains the protests in Nevada, he is the old Carter Colation together?


4 posted on 04/10/2006 3:17:37 PM PDT by Paul8148
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To: ncountylee

If 60% support this guy, how do they keep reelecting Reid??


5 posted on 04/10/2006 3:18:37 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I'll support abortion if it is applied only to all socialist democrats!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Reid is a LIAR who is not going to run for re-election again.


6 posted on 04/10/2006 3:24:08 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: ncountylee

John Ensign will be fine. Nevada won't elect a Carter.


7 posted on 04/10/2006 3:24:47 PM PDT by HitmanLV (Some people like to dash it out, but they just can't take it!)
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To: ncountylee

Sixty percent of the 625 voters surveyed last week said they favored Ensign in the contest, while 27 percent said they were born after 1979.


9 posted on 04/10/2006 3:26:58 PM PDT by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: RetiredArmy
Reid brings home pork. And he ran essentially unopposed (just like Ensign is running this year). Ensigns opposition will get less votes than Reid's opponent did 2 years ago.

And yes, these is at least a 50/50 chance that Reid will not run again. But if he doesn't run, his son will. Mark my words. If Harry Reid decides to retire, his son Rory Reid will be on the ticket and he will basically get a Hillary Comes To NY type of primary clear out and no real opposition on the Dim side.

10 posted on 04/10/2006 3:28:16 PM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: ncountylee

Carter's son trailing badly BUMP hahhahah


11 posted on 04/10/2006 3:28:40 PM PDT by gipper81
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To: RetiredArmy

Also, you have to remember that Reid ran as a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-property rights, fiscal conservative. With Tom Daschle around, Reid wasn't on TV all the time and his political cross dressing up in D.C. wasn't obvious to people who don't follow politics like we do.


12 posted on 04/10/2006 3:29:40 PM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: RetiredArmy
The republicans did not support the republican running against Reid.

Also, Reid ran on the platform of "Independent Like Nevada." Now you can stop laughing, get off the floor, and back in your chair.

Nevada is an interesting state. Outside of Las Vegas, which is becoming more and more liberal the state is fairly conservative. The influx of Kalifornians into both Vegas and Reno, plus the influx of people seeking union jobs into Vegas is having an effect on state politics. I wouldn't be surprised to see the state turn democrat in the next decade.

13 posted on 04/10/2006 3:32:58 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: ncountylee; Mo1

WOO-HOO!


14 posted on 04/10/2006 3:33:48 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: onyx

Like father .. Like son

Both losers


15 posted on 04/10/2006 3:35:22 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: USNBandit
The republicans did not support the republican running against Reid.

I never understand a State Republican Party that doesn't support their own candidate, just like in the case of FL's Harris.

16 posted on 04/10/2006 3:37:51 PM PDT by paudio
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To: Mo1

One difference: son will not hold elected office...lol.


17 posted on 04/10/2006 3:38:34 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: proudpapa
while 27 percent said they were born after 1979.

In other words, they never experienced the dismal failed presidency of the elder Carter.

18 posted on 04/10/2006 3:42:02 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: ncountylee

I'm surprised Jack Carter doesn't run for Gibbons open House Seat. It would seem like he has a better chance at that.

That said, I don't want to give him any ideas.

Ensign will roll. It sure would have been nice had he been re-elected in 2004 instead of 2006 though.

Stupid 428 Navadans.


19 posted on 04/10/2006 3:44:57 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: w1andsodidwe

Hey, your pretty smart for a Californian...Where are you really from?


20 posted on 04/10/2006 3:46:03 PM PDT by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Not necessarily true, Carter was President for all of 1980 and the first few days of 1981.

Since I was born December 30th, 1980, I like to at least pretend I know the horrors of the Carter Administration. ;)


21 posted on 04/10/2006 3:46:06 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: HitmanLV

The one thing that worries Republicans is the possibility that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will run. Speaking for myself, I don't think he'll actually do it, but he polls far more strongly than Carter.


22 posted on 04/10/2006 3:48:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: ncountylee

"Sixty percent of the 625 voters surveyed last week said they favored Ensign in the contest, while 27 percent said they would vote for Carter. Thirteen percent were undecided. "

Based on that, he should only lose by 3-4%.


23 posted on 04/10/2006 3:50:34 PM PDT by lawdude (When Predsident Bush)
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To: bpjam
If the Senate majority goes RATs in NOV. Who will be the RATS Majority Leader none other then Reid. You can bet that Reid will do everything in his power to stay the Majority Leader of the Senate. Just my thought. God helps US; not make this so.
24 posted on 04/10/2006 3:53:39 PM PDT by Don_Ret_USAF ( "TO CONGRESS, as one of your employers (the people of the USA ) I FIRE YOU.")
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To: ncountylee

Good. End of the line. Now let's bury this family's future in politics and move on.

Oh, no! What if Amy decides to run?






25 posted on 04/10/2006 3:55:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: onyx

Thank goodness!!


26 posted on 04/10/2006 3:59:39 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: ncountylee

"Midget" Elvis with Jack Carter and Budd Friedman.


27 posted on 04/10/2006 4:03:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: ncountylee

One would think that sharing genes with Jimmah Cahtuh would disqualify one from membership in the human race.


28 posted on 04/10/2006 4:04:51 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: proudpapa

Iowa


29 posted on 04/10/2006 4:06:46 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: zbigreddogz
Since I was born December 30th, 1980, I like to at least pretend I know the horrors of the Carter Administration. ;)

Good point, sorry to slight you youngsters.

30 posted on 04/10/2006 4:08:07 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: zbigreddogz
Since I was born December 30th, 1980, I like to at least pretend I know the horrors of the Carter Administration. ;)

Good point, sorry to slight you youngsters.

31 posted on 04/10/2006 4:08:10 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I like Goodman and I think he would make a fine senator for Nevada, to be honest. That being said, he is a big self promoter and likes being a big shot. Mayor of Las Vegas is a whole lot sexier than Senator from Nevada, or even Governor of Nevada.

I think he knows that his act doesn't really play on a national stage. I like him where he is, and I think he likes where he is. I hope he remains mayor of LV for as long as he wants.

I'm with you: I don't expect him to run for the Senate seat, and I'll add the Governorship.


32 posted on 04/10/2006 4:10:21 PM PDT by HitmanLV (Some people like to dash it out, but they just can't take it!)
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To: ncountylee

Sins of the father. Who wants to be reminded of that grinning idiot.


33 posted on 04/10/2006 4:42:02 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: RetiredArmy

"If 60% support this guy, how do they keep reelecting Reid??"
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Very good question. Maybe Reid should be checking his current poll numbers. Harry "We killed the Patriot Act" Reid is an embarrassment to the the people of Nevada and a blight on the United States Senate.


34 posted on 04/10/2006 4:49:09 PM PDT by OkeyDokeyOkie
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To: ncountylee

Don't matter how much lipstick ya stick in a pig, some folks still ain't gonna embrace it, much less kiss it.


35 posted on 04/10/2006 6:42:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Have you hugged an illegal alien today?)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Ahh. Thanks for clearing that up.


36 posted on 04/10/2006 7:41:43 PM PDT by proudpapa (of three.)
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