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Nevada Senate : Heller 47%, Berkley 40%
Rasmussen Reports ^

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 Berkley’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 112th; heller; nv2012; polls
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

Yikes, that abomination must not be allowed in the Senate. Not as bad as Patty Murray but close.


21 posted on 03/21/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Just to get it out of the way, I oughtta let you know that, once elected, most US Senators from Nevada stay in office until their either decide to retire or they die in office. Go look on Wikipedia at the historical portraits of US Senators from Nevada, and the lines of succession go from grainy Civil War-era photographs of men with long beards and button down box-back coats to our modern age in only about seven or eight pictures.

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.)

22 posted on 03/21/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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