Skip to comments.Nebraska Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 38%
Posted on 05/17/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by sunmars
State Senator Deb Fischer holds an 18-point lead over Democrat Bob Kerrey in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of the Nebraska U.S. Senate race since her upset win in last weeks state Republican primary.
A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nebraska shows Fischer with 56% support to 38% for Kerrey who is trying to reclaim the Senate seat he retired from in 2001. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This Nebraska survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted May 16, 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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Apparently John Kerry’s endorsement of Bob Kerry did not carry much weight in Nebraska! Makes me proud of the folks in Nebraska.
I was only 5 minutes ago reading some pundit about how this Fisher victory put the seat in jeopardy for the GOP, b/c Kerrey is so awesome and Fisher is such a loon! Bwahahaha!
Glad to see this doesn`t appear to be such a gamble. I couldn`t help but be haunted by images of Sharron Angle.
Another scalp for the so-called dumb Sarah Palin . . .
Oops! Shouldn’t mention scalp in a post without a reference to Spreading Bull . . .
I was called last night in the poll referenced in the article. Kerrey was saying on the local news last night, that we need to change the constitution in order to change to all non-partisan races and roles for Washington DC office-holders. (sounds like he thinks the Dems are going to FAIL in Nov?)
Hopefully she can deliver for Cruz in Texas!
I think if Cruz forces Dewhurst into a runoff, he has an excellent shot...and maybe Palin would even work the state prior the runoff for him!!!
It doesn't sound like Bob is interested in having Obama, or any other Democrat, campaign with him.
Obama’s coattails are poison!
Obama’s coattails are poison!
A conservative rarely losses when matched against a liberal. Isn’t it about time the Republican Party learns this lesson?
Another tidbit that polls can not predict is turnout. Conservative candidates enjoy maximum turnout.
And Scott Brown is going to beat the Dem in MA. The sun is shining a little brighter this morning.
But according to the press: Jesse Jackson Jr. in danger from a white Dem, Scott Brown on the ropes, Nebraska voters scared of tea party candidate, North Dakota a tossup... is it just me, or is the media really out of touch with reality this election cycle?
LMAO! Bob Kerrey, maybe you should run for Debra Winger’s seat again instead of Nebraska’s. You may have a shot at that one.
Does Kerrey live in Nebraska?
We needed Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, not that either one of them deserved the negative press they received. The democrats and the media could only afford to trash one or two Senate candidates in 2010 without being too obviously partisan. This year, they may target Fischer unfairly, or they may go after one or two others instead, but we shouldn’t regret choosing a good candidate who would be a great Senator. Even if all she does is act as a lightning rod for the rabid left and absorb the funds they set aside for mudslinging, it’s still a job that someone has to do.
I sent Deb some money directly.
Next month, I’ll probably give some to SarahPAC and DeMint’s Senate Conservative fund.
all I can say is, YIPPEE!!!!!!!
Isn’t he the one that had to quit over sexually harrassing his female staffers or something?
then how can you tell who the RINOs are - or the Blue Dogs?? /s
Jeez, Kerry... that is a STUPID IDEA...and you had many!!!
Kerrey is a fossil. Maybe they can send Lautenberg over there to run.
Dem lite beating Dem hardcore.... well in socialist la-la land of MA, this is probably the best we could hope for!
Caught that on the news, too, and couldn’t believe he laid it right out there. Too bad there wasn’t at least one sane person standing among the idiots, hanging on his every word, that could have challenged him. Voting for Deb was almost as good as voting to get rid of the mayor. Oh, just in case you haven’t heard, he’s a war hero, MOH winner. I expect to hear that the advisors have marched him down Dodge wearing shorts and a wooden leg, just in case we haven’t heard ( say it again) that he is a war hero with a MOH. I respect the medal winners and hate this group selling the medal for a few bucks and votes. I bring this up because my liberal friends are very taken with his wartime experience.
Do you mean Fauxahontas?? I would love to see Brian Hill win the US Senate. Linda McMahon is also good, but Brian Hill or Peter Lumja are both conservative. (Also Brian is an Afro-American and CT elected a Republican Afro-American before - Gary Franks.) Herman Cain endorsed Brian Hill.
Wednesday morning I checked the race counts in our state (NE). We had five official Pubbie candidates running for the US Senate. Totaled up all the votes for the five Republican candidates were well over twice as many votes for both of the Dem candidates. Ms. Fischer should beat Kerrey by a landslide.
In his sister’s basement. Really.
My hope is that when Brown wins a full 6 years he will move further to the right. He is more liberal than I like, but Taxachusettes is a fetid and festering toilet of liberals and Democrats. Fauxcohantas would be nothing more than an Obama rubber stamp.
I like it.
Its only Sharron Angle if the GOP decides to run against her
Very good news indeed. I look forward to Deb Fischer taking the oath of office as part of the Republican majority. Hopefully she’ll be joined by fellow TEA Partiers Richard Mourdock, Ted Cruz, and Dan Liljenquist.
“My hope is that when Brown wins a full 6 years he will move further to the right”
Me too, we will know soon enough based on his voting pattern if he wins.. With a full term he will be fully vested for retirement, doesn’t seem the type to want to do this for 30 years? Then again power corrupts.
I know the election is six months away, but seeing the lead and knowing the State, this almost seems insurmountable short of Fischer getting caught with his pants down.
Oops, her Pants down, hehehehe
That's because he looks like Skeletor...
Good luck getting it out from underneath Bobo's feet, Bob.
Now THIS is something I can get excited about! I love a good thrashing.
Please don't label us, were socialist and commies,but don't tell anyone.
Deb Fischer is the TRUE Cornhusker Kickback—and the Dems aren’t liking it one bit! It certainly wasn’t what they were expecting.
I asked the question does Kerrey live in Nebraska.
Vor Lady replied: “In his sisters basement. Really.”
So is Kerrey, another failure to launch abd returned to live with his sister.
Or is that just a mail drop so he can run for the $inate?
It’s just a “Mail Drop” he REALLY “lives” in New Yawk.
Thanks for explaining while I was off line.
It’s been weeks since Kerry registered to run and I’m not sure if he’s moved into the state again or not. I live in Omaha and haven’t even seen any Bob Kerry election signs amongst the current crop.
Reality is a b3otch. LOL!
Clearly, could be idiocy (the Jackson race), trying to sell papers, or they're trying fire up dem fundraising.