Skip to comments.Nevada Senate : Heller 47%, Berkley 40%
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:46:34 AM PDT by sunmars
Incumbent Republican Dean Heller holds a seven-point lead over his likeliest Democratic challenger, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, in Rasmussen Reports first look at the U.S. Senate race in Nevada.
A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Heller with 47% support to Berkleys 40%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This Nevada survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on March 19, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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Yikes, that abomination must not be allowed in the Senate. Not as bad as Patty Murray but close.
Nevada's voting base is very small, but the state and it's interests are very big. Once you're 'made', so to speak, all the state interests line up behind you and protect the gravy train. You better believe.
I like Dean Heller. He's great. Having moved to Nevada years ago from California, it's still mind-blowing to me of the fact that I've not only spoken to my US Senator, but have done so several times -- and did so when he was Congressman from my district. Hell, he calls *us*.
Heller's Mormon and Berkeley ain't, and in a Nevada political race that basically means that she might as well be from Antarctica -- and believe me, I have genetically just as much in common with Shelley Berkeley as I do with Dean Heller.
Overall, I think that if you compare the official US Congress portrait of Shelley Berkeley alongside of the official US Senate portrait of Dean Heller, that's really all you'll need to know to predict the outcome of this race.
I can pretty much assure you that's all that the majority of Nevada voters need to know.
(Of course, I thought Sharron Angle would defeat Harry Reid last time around and look how that turned out.)