Skip to comments.Poll shows surging Fischer in the lead (Nebraska update)
Posted on 05/14/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
A new independent poll shows that surging State Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine has taken the lead in the Nebraska Republican Senate race.
The automated poll by We Ask America which does not allow voters to declare themselves as undecideds shows Fischer at 39 percent, Jon Bruning at 34 percent and Don Stenberg at 18, with the remaining votes split between the other three candidates in the race.
The poll of "likely" Republican voters included a sample of 1,109. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The Omaha World Herald also indicated Sunday it appears any of the three major candidates can win. But the World Herald also indicated that Fischer appears to be the candidate surging to the detriment of the two early front-runners Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
Bruning maintained during a visit to Gering Saturday that despite a drop in the polls, he is comfortable with his position.
Fischer's rise comes after endorsements by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, plus support from former Omaha businessman Joe Ricketts, whose political action group spent $200,000 on a television blitz, hammering Bruning on ethical questions and touting Fischer.
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It would appear that this is the same woman that Sarah Palin endorsed not too long ago. This does bode well for a Tea-Party fueled takeover of the Senate this coming November.
This is one amazing surge and while the TEA Party endorsed another candidate, they will no doubt find Deb Fischer to be completely acceptable.
Many thanks to Sarah Palin for helping to make this happen!!!
I’ll be voting for her tomorrow.
Jon Bruning’s letter to Congress strongly urging the confirmation of Eric Holder as Attorney General makes him an absolute no-go for me. If Fischer has a better chance than Stenberg then Fischer it is.
We have GOT to reclaim the rule of law in this country, and it can’t be done when the wolf is guarding the henhouse. Eric Holder’s entire job is to make sure that nobody prosecutes Obama’s buddies for the crimes they are routinely committing. He is a man of utter lawlessness, and anybody who supported him just because he’s black is a pandering idiot who is willing to sell this country down the river for political gain. Time to get some people who genuinely care about the rule of law and the accountability that makes America different than third-world banana republics like the one where Obama was most likely born.
“Ill be voting for her tomorrow.”
That’s great to hear. I hope you get your friends and relatives to do the same.
voted early for her and canvassed precincts for her. :)
i’ll be holding a sign in Omaha on election day.
I dropped off the radar for a while and still trying to decide between Fischer and Stenberg. I have yet to study all the candidates. I’ll cram tonight.
Good move. Deb Fischer has clearly caught up with Jon Bruning and we need to prevent him from winning the primary.
My wife and I have known Don Stenberg for about 20 years, although we haven’t seen him, face-to-face in a few years. My memory is that he was a very conservative guy. I wonder how Fisher got the “Palin nod” over Stenberg. Obviously, the woman must be a pretty solid conservative. Hope that if she wins she can pick that seat up and vote as a solid conservative in the Senate. We need it.
Last week someone described Stenberg as a consistent 20% guy, that just wasn't a good statewide candidate. His politics sure seem solid.
Post 11 may help.
I sure wish I could hear the guys at KFAB talk about this. I’m sure Gary and Jim have already covered it. But I like Gary’s perspective, a lot. And he knows “the players”.
Oh well, I’m not a Nebraska voter anymore, anyway. When they set up that that “Board of Equalization” I got my sights set on moving southward pretty fast.
She’s pretty solid?
Was she ever more of an underdog than Don Stenberg ?
“Was she ever more of an underdog than Don Stenberg ?”
Yes, very much so. She was completely overshadowed by Stenberg and Bruning, but now she’s surging and has overtaken Stenberg.
Wow, very impressive!
Gary was the only person on KFAB who showed any sense when Nebraska’s Eligibility Bill was being considered. It was so bad with Scott Voorhees and the fast-talking guy in the afternoon (it’s been so long since I listened to KFAB that I can’t even remember his name) that my apolitical friend and her son both wondered what was up with them. Since then I just can’t stomach listening to KFAB any more. Even knowing that they were threatened by Fox into acting like jerks, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Fischer moving ahead of Stenberg even before the endorsement and her being a “mama grizzly” might have something to do with it.
In any event Stenberg appears to be a wasted vote at this point so conservatives need to vote for Fischer.
In other news that clown Kerrey has came out for queer marriage, indicating he isn’t even gonna bother to try and win.
Stenberg didn’t seem to be going anywhere and Bruning’s a liberal. So good for Sarah for endorsing Fischer. It seems to have worked. One less apologist republican in the Senate!
Does anyone think that people are TRYING to split the conservative vote so we end up with the most liberal candidate? Look how we got the liberal rino romney.
Yes, some are trying. But are you thinking that SP is trying to split the conservative vote? Thanks.
I’m not saying she should learn to work the DC system like most politicians do, to help themselves. The republicans I know are saying, because of her naiveâ, she could trust the wrong people.....she has no street smarts to fight the system.
This election is the most frustrating of my life. With romney, I have lost all my enthusiasm for this election. He still has to go to one pro-life event he was asked to attend. He now is on record as a republican candidate, for gays adopting. If romney is playing games like I think he is, conservatives better be ready for a third party election in 2016.
Jon BruningU.S. Senate
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is a true conservative, proving throughout his career the willingness to stand up to his own party, if necessary, to bring conservative principles to work in Nebraska state government. Bruning made a name for himself in the state legislature as a principled defender of freedom and opponent of raising taxes. Today, he is known as The Peoples lawyer in Nebraska. He has vigorously defended his state from unconstitutional liberal Washington mandates and has organized other states to fight back against the excesses of the Obama Administration. He has led a twenty-six state lawsuit to defeat Obamacare and end the health care mandate. He is a proven fighter against wasteful spending, recovering millions of taxpayer dollars in Medicaid fraud cases. Jon Bruning is prepared to take his leadership to Washington and fight for conservatives. He wants to defeat incumbent Senator Ben Nelson, infamous as the promoter of the Cornhusker Kickback.
“This does bode well for a Tea-Party fueled takeover of the Senate this coming November.”
The Tea Party is backing the wrong candidate in Nebraska.
How can they say she has no experience with laws? She was in the State Senate for 8 years, the same amount of time Obama was in the State Senate when he ran for the IL Senate seat(and equal or surpassing many other current US Senators if you look up their records). She has plenty experience with laws. Arguably, being in a State Senate is the best apprenticeship/experience and most similar to being in the US Senate. And since NE has a unicameral legislature she arguably has more experience and resposibility than most State Senators.
It’s not like she just showed up off the street here.
Why would the Tea Party endorse the biggest RINO running ?
Perhaps they should get behind Ben Nelson.
He’s not a RINO, right?
You can start a thread pushing Nelson if you wish.
What’s your major malfunction ? Bruning was outed as a RINO phony and Eric Holder supporter in the mode of the execrable Chuck Hagel. The two other GOP candidates, Stenberg & Fischer aren’t. As for the Cornhusker Huckster Nelson, I wasn’t aware he was running again. Has the Stalinist Bob Kerrey been informed, yet ?
Sorry, didn’t see that “outing.” (your second sentence)
Got some links?
I initially endorsed Bruning until I found out the guy was nothing but an establishment toadie and liberal apologist, a Chuck Hagel redux. I switched my endorsement to Don Stenberg, but as he moved to last in the polls, I switched to Deb Fischer, who had the best shot at beating Bruning. Both Stenberg & Fischer are good folks, Bruning not so much.
Your post on the so-called Tea Party Express ‘endorsing’ Bruning is dated, as it says he’s running against Nelson. Nelson dropped out and was replaced by the vastly more leftist ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey. No movement Conservatives of any credibility are on board with with Bruning’s candidacy (and if they were at any point, as I was months ago, have since dropped off).
Here’s another article with a more comprehensive review of Bruning’s stances from 2 weeks ago...
Thanks for the info, I’ll look at it later when I have time
I wish I knew that this morning. I knew nothing about her and apparently they did not either. I was voting for Stenberg, so her rise in the pollls made no difference to me. It wasn’t until I read about her here that I considered her.
The Independence Hall Tea Party in PA/NJ endorsed Romney back around January. Some of this tea is weak and needs to be dumped in the harbor.
Then you’d be poisoning the water. That tainted tea needs to be nuked from orbit... it’s the only way to be sure.
Fortunately, Fischer defeated Bruning this evening in a stunning upset. We’ll have a Conservative to face Bob Kerrey in November.
Sarah pushed the girl over the top
I hope she beats Kerrey
Bruning was horrible. You saw those links I sent you, didn’t you ? This guy went above and beyond with supporting Holder. Why in the hell would a Republican do that ? We dodged a HUGE bullet. Now we need to run him out of the AG office before he inflicts any more damage.
Didn’t read the one titled “Bruning loves Eric Holder,” must be a hit job.
In the other one it was stated “Towards the end of the clip, he went on to assert that he definitely opposes some of the things Holder and Tom Perez have done in the Justice Department.”
I don’t agree either with his support of health care and Holder.
I hope Fischer can win the seat.
Don’t worry. Kerrey has no chance agaisnt any competent Republican. Fischer, she a State Senator what do you call that?
Stenberg appeared to be dead in the water and Fischer overtook him for 2nd place even before the Palin endorsement so I think she made the right call.
Kerrey should have run in NY like Harold Ford tried to do.