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Nebraska Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 38%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/nebraska/election_2012_nebraska_senate ^

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 week’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; fischer; ne2012; notbreakingnews; palin; rasmussen; sourcetitlenoturl
A lump of wood could beat Kerrey this year, Nebraskans seeing right through him.
1 posted on 05/17/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Apparently John Kerry’s endorsement of Bob Kerry did not carry much weight in Nebraska! Makes me proud of the folks in Nebraska.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 10:20:11 AM PDT by Laserman
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To: sunmars

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!


3 posted on 05/17/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: sunmars

Glad to see this doesn`t appear to be such a gamble. I couldn`t help but be haunted by images of Sharron Angle.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: sunmars

Another scalp for the so-called dumb Sarah Palin . . .

Oops! Shouldn’t mention scalp in a post without a reference to Spreading Bull . . .


5 posted on 05/17/2012 10:23:44 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: sunmars

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?)


6 posted on 05/17/2012 10:24:05 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: sunmars

NICE!


7 posted on 05/17/2012 10:26:42 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: LRoggy

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!!!


8 posted on 05/17/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: NEMDF
...we need to change the constitution in order to change to all non-partisan races and roles for Washington DC office-holders.

It doesn't sound like Bob is interested in having Obama, or any other Democrat, campaign with him.

9 posted on 05/17/2012 10:33:27 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: sunmars

Obama’s coattails are poison!


10 posted on 05/17/2012 10:34:50 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: sunmars

Obama’s coattails are poison!


11 posted on 05/17/2012 10:35:05 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: sunmars

12 posted on 05/17/2012 10:36:10 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sunmars

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.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: sunmars

And Scott Brown is going to beat the Dem in MA. The sun is shining a little brighter this morning.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: sunmars; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; ...
So much for wishful thinking from the mainstream media and the Dems that the seat is "in play" with Fischer's nomination. Apparently they haven't gotten the memo that Nebraska is not a "swing state" like Nevada and Delaware. Is Bob Kerrey running AGAIN? I thought he dropped out a second time. I've lost track of this guy's campaign plans... he's out, he's in, he's out, he's in... geesh.

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?

15 posted on 05/17/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: sunmars

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.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT by MissesBush (The Fourth Estate has Become a Fifth Column)
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To: sunmars

Does Kerrey live in Nebraska?


17 posted on 05/17/2012 11:16:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: sunmars

I sent Deb some money directly.

Next month, I’ll probably give some to SarahPAC and DeMint’s Senate Conservative fund.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 11:21:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sunmars

all I can say is, YIPPEE!!!!!!!


20 posted on 05/17/2012 11:31:25 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: sunmars

Isn’t he the one that had to quit over sexually harrassing his female staffers or something?


21 posted on 05/17/2012 12:19:14 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: NEMDF
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.

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!!!

22 posted on 05/17/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: sunmars

Kerrey is a fossil. Maybe they can send Lautenberg over there to run.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 12:28:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Signalman
And Scott Brown is going to beat the Dem in MA. The sun is shining a little brighter this morning.

Dem lite beating Dem hardcore.... well in socialist la-la land of MA, this is probably the best we could hope for!

24 posted on 05/17/2012 12:31:55 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: NEMDF

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.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 12:33:11 PM PDT by peridot
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To: Signalman; All
And Scott Brown is going to beat the Dem in MA. The sun is shining a little brighter this morning.

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.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 12:34:19 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: sunmars

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.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 1:38:34 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Grampa Dave

In his sister’s basement. Really.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 1:39:39 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: ExCTCitizen

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.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 1:41:01 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: sunmars

I like it.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ScottinVA

Its only Sharron Angle if the GOP decides to run against her


31 posted on 05/17/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; ...

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.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 3:14:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: LeonardFMason

“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.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 4:33:56 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: sunmars
“Nebraska Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 38%”

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.

34 posted on 05/17/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Oops, her Pants down, hehehehe


35 posted on 05/17/2012 4:38:32 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: sunmars
"A lump of wood could beat Kerrey this year, Nebraskans seeing right through him."

That's because he looks like Skeletor...

36 posted on 05/17/2012 6:52:19 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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Click the link.
The Republic you save may be your own.


37 posted on 05/17/2012 7:24:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: NEMDF
"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."

Good luck getting it out from underneath Bobo's feet, Bob.

38 posted on 05/18/2012 2:51:27 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: sunmars

Now THIS is something I can get excited about! I love a good thrashing.


39 posted on 05/18/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: NEMDF
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?)

Please don't label us, were socialist and commies,but don't tell anyone.

40 posted on 05/18/2012 5:34:22 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: sunmars

Deb Fischer is the TRUE Cornhusker Kickback—and the Dems aren’t liking it one bit! It certainly wasn’t what they were expecting.


41 posted on 05/18/2012 10:43:00 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Vor Lady

I asked the question does Kerrey live in Nebraska.

Vor Lady replied: “In his sister’s 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?


42 posted on 05/18/2012 11:28:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

It’s just a “Mail Drop” he REALLY “lives” in New Yawk.


43 posted on 05/18/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


44 posted on 05/18/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: sunmars
I'm really liking the way the Senate and House races are shaping up. It's looking like another 2010 whoseyermamma. And to think the lamestream press had declared us defunct and the Tea Party a mere aberration.

Reality is a b3otch. LOL!

45 posted on 05/18/2012 4:52:54 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: Sirius Lee
The demise of the Tea Party was greatly exagerrated.
46 posted on 05/18/2012 5:17:39 PM PDT by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: BillyBoy
is it just me, or is the media really out of touch with reality this election cycle?

Clearly, could be idiocy (the Jackson race), trying to sell papers, or they're trying fire up dem fundraising.

47 posted on 05/20/2012 4:03:28 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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