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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
Good news, i thought she'd be closer. Has Nevada wised up.
1 posted on 03/20/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars
"Has Nevada wised up?"

I'm from Missouri so all I can say about Nevada with any real knowledge is that that I don't understand Nevada. I was sure the state would not go to Obama in the General Election, it did. I was sure Harry Reid would lose, he didn't.

I know that Nevada has lots of desert and mountains, lots of gambling and lots of prostitution. Beyond that I'm only sure of what I don't know.

2 posted on 03/20/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

at least this an encouraging sign.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 8:02:46 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Artemis Webb

Nevada has changed over the years. It used to be that you had a fairly liberal Northwest Nevada (Washoe County), a very conservative (but sparsely populated) rural area, and a fairly conservative Southern Nevada (Clark County).

That has all changed, and you have a more moderate Washoe County, and a much more liberal Clark County. And a much bigger population, further diluting the influence of the rural areas.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:03:54 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

Is this caused by a lot of refugees from California bringing their lefty politics with them?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:07:33 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: B Knotts

Retirees from Kali. Need I say more? Clark County went union (SEIU). Ruined casinos IMO. Then economy went south and really ruined the casinos...the housing market. Methinks some folks coming to their senses and realizing what a disaster Obinomics has been for America.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by donozark (We're ALL Greeks now...)
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To: sunmars; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; randita
Heller's looking good.

Have you seen what Shelley Berkley looks like now? This is her official congressional portrait:

The late NV Secretary of State Kathy Augustine would say "damn, that's some big hair there, Shelley."


7 posted on 03/20/2012 8:10:07 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

CAT WITH BURNING EYES NEEDED


8 posted on 03/20/2012 8:14:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

She looks like Eric Estrada with a big wig.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: AuH2ORepublican

She looks like Eric Estrada with a big wig.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 8:17:52 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Artemis Webb

California and Mexico.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 8:19:16 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

She’d pass for a drag queen any day of the week.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Pelousy eyes


13 posted on 03/20/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Artemis Webb

It is a huge public union state and many make their money by getting state contracts including republicans.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 8:30:21 AM PDT by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: BO Stinkss

“She looks like Eric Estrada with a big wig.”
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I think maybe SHE IS Erik Estrada with a big wig AFTER THE SURGERY.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Don’t you find a certain irony in a liberal politician named Berkley?


16 posted on 03/20/2012 9:09:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Don’t you find a certain irony in a liberal politician named Berkley?”


Not really, since she was named after a liberal cousin, UC Berkley. : )


17 posted on 03/20/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; writer33; randita; AdvisorB; Sun; BillyBoy

This is hopeful news. Shelley Berkeley has no appeal outside of Clark County. Dean Heller will run well in his native northern Nevada, but that will be less than 40% of the vote. The election will be decided in the Las Vegas suburbs.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 3:48:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s some good news in Nevada.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 9:29:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: The KG9 Kid

It would be helpful to get some input on this race from a local.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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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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