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?
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