Poll Shows Stenberg Surging in Nebraska
Stenberg cuts Bruning lead from 23% to just 5%
Alexandria, VA — Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund, chaired by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), released the results of two polls conducted seven months apart, which show Don Stenberg gaining momentum in the May 15th Republican primary race for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.
The first survey, conducted June 11-12, 2011, showed Attorney General Jon Bruning leading State Treasurer Don Stenberg by 23 points. The second survey, conducted January 23-24, 2012, shows the race virtually tied with Bruning leading by only 5 points. Both surveys were conducted by Basswood Research of 500 likely Republican primary voters.
"This poll confirms what we're hearing from the grassroots in Nebraska," said Senator DeMint. "Folks are tired of politicians who say one thing on the campaign trail, but then do something different once they're elected. Folks know Don Stenberg is someone they can trust to fight for the principles of freedom that make this country great."
The polling memo
provided by Basswood Research concludes:"The primary election is quite close now, and the two leading candidates are clearly heading in opposite directions. It appears that the longer Nebraska Republicans examine the two candidates, the more Bruning's support fades and Stenberg's rises."
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is a grassroots organizations that helps elect principled conservative leaders to the U.S. Senate. SCF is funded by low-dollar contributions from thousands of concerned citizens in Nebraska and across the nation.
SCF raised $9.3 million in the 2010 election cycle and helped elect U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ron Johnson (R-WI).
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