Skip to comments.Poll shows incumbent ahead in Nevada Senate race [Carter's son trailing badly]
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."
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Good news. We don't need another Jimmuh.
The UN will ask Jimmah to go on out there and monitor this election.
Oh, so that explains the protests in Nevada, he is the old Carter Colation together?
If 60% support this guy, how do they keep reelecting Reid??
Reid is a LIAR who is not going to run for re-election again.
John Ensign will be fine. Nevada won't elect a Carter.
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.
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.
Carter's son trailing badly BUMP hahhahah
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.
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.
Like father .. Like son
I never understand a State Republican Party that doesn't support their own candidate, just like in the case of FL's Harris.
One difference: son will not hold elected office...lol.
In other words, they never experienced the dismal failed presidency of the elder Carter.
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.
Hey, your pretty smart for a Californian...Where are you really from?
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. ;)
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.
"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%.
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?
"Midget" Elvis with Jack Carter and Budd Friedman.
One would think that sharing genes with Jimmah Cahtuh would disqualify one from membership in the human race.
Good point, sorry to slight you youngsters.
Good point, sorry to slight you youngsters.
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.
Sins of the father. Who wants to be reminded of that grinning idiot.
"If 60% support this guy, how do they keep reelecting Reid??"
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.
Don't matter how much lipstick ya stick in a pig, some folks still ain't gonna embrace it, much less kiss it.
Ahh. Thanks for clearing that up.