Rasmussen poll out yesterday for the U.S. Senate race in Nebraska.
Mike Johanns: 52%
Scott Kleeb: 38%
Rasmussen calls that, “Safe Republican”.
And the Dems are filled with glee because Kleeb is no longer getting blown out by 25%.
Now, it’s only by 14%.
As Johanns noted, just about any Senate candidate in the country would be more than pleased with those sort of polling numbers a month away from Election Day.
Though don’t expect the Johanns camp to let up. As a matter of fact, their ad campaign should begin to burn up the airwaves. We would also point out that Johanns hasn’t had a single comparative or “negative” ad out. He has taken it relatively easy on Kleeb as far as defining his true liberalism.
But one thing we found interesting was in Rasmussen’s Presidential polling numbers for Nebraska. Those showed:
John McCain: 56%
Barack Obama: 37%
So here is our question: Who are these McCain-Kleeb voters? Now there’s an anomaly for ya. We will be interested to see if Kleeb endorses McCain as Election Day gets closer.
And as the Kleebians get more excited, we noted one commenter stating, “Hey, Chuck Hagel was 14 points back a month out in his first race!”
And just so we are square — Dems are comparing a candidate who was a 50 year old war veteran, who served in the Reagan administration and was a successful businessman … to a 32 year old Democrat who has held his first full time job as a history teacher this past year. Got it.
Governor Sarah Palin’s performance in the Vice Presidential debate last night should bring new energy into the McCain campaign.
Unfortunately, we still don’t know what the latest numbers are for the McCain-Obama race in the 2nd District, as the recent Rasmussen poll did not break it down by CD. At this point, we think it’s safe to assume that that race will be relatively close, though we see McCain with a win.
In any case, we doubt Obama will be pouring many more resources into Omaha. It is more likely that other swing states will prove more crucial and resources will be shifted.
And yes, that means he is unlikely to have the coat tails that a certain Congressional candidate is hoping to ride…
Senator Chuck Hagel, who was referenced by Joe Biden in last night’s veep debate, gave his closing floor speech in the Senate yesterday, where he of course referenced Barack Obama.
You can read the speech in its entirety via this OWH link.