New Polling for #NESEN & #NEGOV

Beef State plate 01New Nebraska Senate and Governor polls up from “Legacy Action Network”.
The pollster here is listed as Magellan Strategies.

Note that this is from the same website that previously used the URL, “Support-Ben-Sasse-Senate”.
They are not using that URL for this poll.

U.S.Senate

Ben Sasse ………………………………………………………. 38%
Sid Dinsdale …………………………………………………… 24%
Shane Osborn ………………………………………………… 20%
Bart McLeay …………………………………………………….. 6%
Clifton Johnson ………………………………………………… 2%
Some other candidate ……………………………………….. 3%
Undecided ………………………………………………………. 7%

Governor

Peter Ricketts …………………………………………………. 25%
Jon Bruning ……………………………………………………. 24%
Mike Foley …………………………………………………….. 18%
Beau McCoy ………………………………………………….. 16%
Tom Carlson ……………………………………………………. 5%
Bryan Slone ……………………………………………………… 5%
Some other candidate ……………………………………….. 1%
Undecided ………………………………………………………. 6%

They state that the survey is based on…
525 respondent autodial survey of likely Republican primary voters in the state of Nebraska.
The survey response data was weighted based upon past Republican primary demographics
The interviews were conducted May 8th, 2014.
Margin of error of +/- 4.28%

19 comments

  1. Sasse is way ahead. I could see any one of four winning the governor’s race. I’ll go with Foley as the dark horse. He has high name recognition, and few unfavorables. I suspect he’s everybody’s second choice.

    Besides, I like the guy.

  2. Positive Campaign says:

    Pete is so far ahead he’s now personally attacking Bruning on the radio for being endorsed by the “liberal media” otherwise known as newspapers with the sense not to want Pete Ricketts within 100 feet of the governor’s mansion.

    What happened to the positive campaign, Pete? Not so far ahead, eh?

  3. Ricky says:

    Bruning or Ricketts I can’t decide.
    JB does have the experience, but his actions to support the death penalty and fight the Affordable Care Act and his failed defense of LB 1161 show his experience might not amount to that much.
    Mr Ricketts is an Omahan who went to Westside High School, my alma-mater, and he has business experience. He is not a career politician like Bruning.
    Bruning got rich while in office, and played fast and lose with his Nelnet friends to buy that expensive house. Bruning thinks welfare recipients are like bug eating raccoons.
    Rickets business employs a lot of people, but then T D Ameritrade gets tax breaks they don’t need, like TIF money for landscaping at their Omaha headquarters they just built, and taxpayer breaks for improving Wrigley Field, home of the hapless Cubs the family owns.
    Bruning gets the endorsement of the failed managers Dave Heineman and Mean Jean, but at least they live in Nebraska, not like the endorsements Mr Ricketts gets from the awful Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin.
    Mr Bruning will bend whichever way he thinks the political winds are blowing, like he did while an undergrad at UNL when he was a flaming liberal.
    Ricketts is a hopeless conservative, forced to beg for Tea Party endorsements.
    So, adding that all up, my endorsement for the GOP Governor primary goes to AG Jon Bruning, in the hopes that in the future the chameleon will revert back to his progressive liberal ways, once he sees that trend for Nebraska.

    Ricky From Omaha

  4. Gov says:

    Foley is the only guy here who hasn’t gone negative, has impeccable character, and the right experience to do the job.

    It appears to me he has a huge grassroots effort based on the number of signs (not the ones stuck in the ground illegally by paid staff).

    Heineman endorsing Bruning proves they’re nervous about Foley. Heineman didn’t have to get mad at Foley for the HHS dirty laundry; he could have been a leader and demanded the departments fix the problems. Instead, he attacks the messenger for doing his job: to audit.

    If Nebraskans want change, they’ll vote for Foley. If they want more of the same, then vote Bruning.

    The choice is clear. Foley.

  5. Vote for Dinsdale says:

    I’ll be voting for Dinsdale. The only Senator candidate that has true business experience and could actually make a difference in Washington. I really don’t think Sasse is ahead by 14% …and that Dinsdale may just pull out a win. This poll can’t be accurate if it was conducted by Sasse supporters.

  6. Ricky says:

    Exactly Dinsdale at 9 03: this poll was supposedly done by a Tea Party sympathizer. I would be shocked if Sasse won by 10 points.
    This poll is a last desperate attempt by those outsiders who want Nebraska to believe Sasse has a lead. Nobody likes this guy unless they are paid to like him.

  7. 2012 called... says:

    Remember all the polling showing Deb Fisher and Bob Kerrey tied or close to tied at the very end. Fisher won by over 20 points. I’d be careful paying too much attention to these.

  8. Vote for Dinsdale says:

    Ricky- you are exactly right. Definitely a desperate attempt to help Sasse! No one I’ve talked to likes him and they do not plan on voting for him.

  9. Ponder says:

    “Jobs”? “Sure you can have jobs, republicans said with a big grin”. “Just give up your clean air, clean water and your health-care”. “We’ll make sure you work your entire lives.”

  10. Voter for Anyone but Bruning says:

    Bruning sold his soul (if he still had one) to the Teachers Union and other public employee unions. That should be reason enough for a good republican not to support him. You really think he is going work hard to lower taxes and be successful when is in the pocket of the NSEA.

    Bruning claims to be tough on crime but it was under his watch that Nikko Jenkins was let of jail to go on a promised murder spree. If he is such a strong supporter of the death penalty, he would have fought to make sure justice was done in the state by endorcing the death penalty. Many other states get it done so there is no excuse for the failure of Bruning to enforce the law.

    He claims to be tough on immigration but endorsed Eric Holder to be Attorney General. He also has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars make the Nebraska court system friendly to illegal aliens.

    Plus the crony socialist that has used his office to line his pockets by the tips from lobbyist and special interest groups has ran a negative disgusting campaign based on class warfare with his attacks on Pete Ricketts superior success. Bruning personifies everything that is wrong in the political world. Wake up Nebraska Republicans and don’t elect this unprincipled pandering career politician.

  11. Anonymous says:

    There are some very bad people involved in this NE United States Senate race. i.e. Voters.

    Before 1913, the Nebraska legislature — which was infinitely wiser than the Nebraska voters who sawed off one of their own two legislative legs and ever since then have bemoaned its crippled limp — would never have chosen Dinsdale, Sasse or Osborn and all this modern angst and waste and pandering to inastute voters wouldn’t be happening. Astute elected state legislators would instead be picking an astute federal Senator.

    Instead, we today have Republican voters getting ready to pick a Senator who last year was being paid by Democrats to help Obamacare, and pick as Governor a former flaming Liberal who said all Republicans are idiots who cannot but harm the USA.

    That’s what happens when you try to improve on balanced government by unbalancing it.

    Government isn’t good. Voters aren’t good. People aren’t good. That’s why balancing out their bad is the only thing that works for freedom to exist. Balance voters against incumbents, branch against branch, state against federal against individual, balance bad against bad. Because two goods wouldn’t need to be balanced out. Two goods would be great. But people aren’t good. And in this case, voters are infinitely inept at picking both houses of federal legislation. But do you really expect anyone from a Unicameral state to grasp that?

  12. Dundee says:

    I am going to go with integrity, and the guy who has had a highly successful career that actually prepared him to do the work of a U.S. Senator: Bart McLeay

    I also really like that clever new ad of his.

  13. anonymous says:

    I am glad no tornado touched down.

    That said, why is Sasse going to the Senate? The public’s net perception of Mr. Sasse’s good-n-bad was better than the other candidates – why? Does that perception have a factual basis at all?

    The gov race is still a toss-up. Just as we’ll leave Heinneman (sic) there if not for term limits.

  14. perspective says:

    REGARDING BRUNING’S ‘I hate Republicans” LIBERAL MANIFESTO… Ricky is wrong to say Bruning published his Liberal Democrat Manifesto as an “undergrad”. That’s perhaps not entirely Ricky’s fault because the Omaha World Herald edits every mention of Bruning being in law school to read “undergrad”, apparently to help excuse his disingenuous transformation as infantile. His Liberal Manifesto actually says “second-year law student”. Jon Bruning was a college graduate, nearly a lawyer, and extremely articulate when Bruning wrote this…

    –“Conservatives… they’ve whined about elections, homosexuals and presidents’ wives.

    — “I think a woman should have a right to choose… I believe in gun control. I think the National Rifle association is wrong… I believe in helping those who are less fortunate. Conservatives believe that the poor must be born poor because they want to be (poor) otherwise they’d be rich… I believe homosexuals should have the same rights as everyone else. They ought to be able to be Boy Scout leaders… I believe in affirmative action.”

    –“I would love to persuade you that trickle-down economics was a farce or that Ronald Reagan was incapable of understanding complex policy arguments.”

    –“I’d like to invite all conservatives to come out of the closet. In the eloquent words of the conservative President Bush, ‘Let’s get it on.’” – SIGNED, JON BRUNING

    — “Bruning is a Second Year law-student and a Daily Nebraskan columnist.”
    —-

    Ricky is also a liar and expedient. Ricky begins saying “Bruning or Ricketts I can’t decide” and ends by deciding to endorse Bruning whom the Liberal Democrat Ricky says “will bend whichever way he thinks the political winds are blowing”, thus preferring a political liar he knows is a liar. That figures.

    What doesn’t figure is why Conservative Republicans would want or trust a REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR BRUNING today. They must be as stupid as Bruning said Republicans are.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I agree with #17. It’s one thing if a grown adult (which a second year law student is) changes their mind on one or two issues if they’ve “evolved” or whatever, but to change your ENTIRE political philosophy and world view?? Nah. Jon Bruning’s writings were well thought out, articulate, and very……LIBERAL. One doesn’t just wake up one day and do a complete 180 on every important issue unless they see personal and financial gain for themselves and they decide the money is worth selling their sole. Do NOT vote for Jon Bruning. He’s slimy and a cheat and has you all fooled.

  16. Anyone but Bruning... says:

    Bruning is anti school choice, Pro Common Core, Pro Learning Community and anti charter schools. I will not be casting any vote for a candidate who has that track record. I will be voting for Pete Ricketts – he is for charter schools, school choice and Anti Learning Community. He has also worked to save the catholic schools in Omaha and ensure they stay open with the foundation that was created by many and spearheaded by Mr. Ricketts.

    He has my vote tomorrow.

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