That sound you hear is the sad trombone — wah, wah, waaaaaahhhhhh — of the OWH’s poll numbers that show 60% of Nebraskans, and 80% of Republicans give Governor Dave Heineman a positive approval rating on his way out of office.
And even as their own poll gives up the juice, they STILL try to squeeze some bitterness out of it by IMMEDIATELY going to…Democrat state Senator Steve Lathrop to see what HE thinks!
“Well, Ben Nelson was higher leaving as Governor…” you can hear Lathrop sneering.
(…As all Republicans yell, “SENATOR CORNHUSKER KICKBACK!“)
And the OWH goes immediately to uh….uh… “prison scandal!”…uh….uh….”Lieutenant Governors!”.
When was the last time you saw the OWH sooooo dubious of their own poll?
Hmm….certainly not when they showed Bob Kerrey just 3 points behind Deb Fischer days before the election (hint: she won by 17).
And then there is the little point that 80% of Republicans are still positive on Heineman. Gives the whole “partisan” nature of Lathrop’s hearings a nudge, eh?
We have no doubt the OWH was surprised by these numbers, since they don’t jibe with all of the hammering they have done on Heineman over the past 12 months.
But…well, no buts.
We are just looking forward to reviewing the crosstabs that they will absolutely publish.