The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

A Shame Ben Nelson Isn’t Up for Reelection This Year


Rasmussen’s most recent poll result is fascinating, but mitigated a bit by the fact that Ben Nelson isn’t up for reelection until 2012:

If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows the Republican would get 61% of the vote while Nelson would get just 30% . . . When survey respondents were asked how they would vote if Nelson blocks health care reform, 47% still pick Heneman while 37% would vote to keep the incumbent in office. Twenty percent (20%) of those who initially said they’d vote for Heineman say they’d switch to supporting Nelson.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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