For those weekend readers, there is a new statewide poll on the Presidential race in Nebraska, as well as a claim of a new poll by the Democrat Senate candidate.
First, see the 45 second vid below of Scott Kleeb with his comrades raising money in New York City on September 19, 2008.
In it, you can hear Kleeb claim at the 32 second mark that there is a new poll that shows him:
“…up 22 points among women and 14 among men in a poll in Omaha (we think he yelps)…”
Now if those aren’t nebulous numbers, we don’t know what are.
- Up 22 points from…? Up 14 points from….?
- Why the breakdown between men and women?
- And what are the the final numbers then?
- And if he is “up”, up from what? And when?
- And, by the way, no one in a statewide race cares what Omaha numbers show. What are the statewide results?
Well, no doubt that if these numbers are as great as Kleeb seems to think, we will see the poll and crosstabs immediately.
And from what we believe is an actual poll, ARG (appropriate the day after “National Talk Like a Pirate Day”) has released statewide results for Nebraska in the Presidential race.
Now of course these numbers don’t give a breakdown by Congressional District as we are looking for these days. So it is difficult to make a guess about what the McCain-Obama or the Terry-Esch numbers may be with this is mind. Speculate at will.
We can only say though that we can’t imagine that Mike Johanns is too far of off John McCain’s numbers statewide.
Remember that Johanns was up approximately 60% – 34% in a July 31,2008 Rasmussen poll and about the same the month before that. And he hadn’t even been on TV yet. We are expecting a new Rasmussen poll any day.