Carter Closing on Ensign
Jack Carter (son of Jimmy) is closing hard on Ensign in the Nevada Senate race. Below is the wikipedia table comparing recent opinion polls.
|Source||Date||Ensign (R)||Carter (D)|
|Rasmussen||August 2, 2006||John Ensign - 46.0%||Jack Carter - 39.0%|
|Zogby/WSJ||July 24, 2006||John Ensign - 49.5%||Jack Carter - 35.0%|
|Zogby/WSJ||June 21, 2006||John Ensign - 50.5%||Jack Carter - 36.0%|
|Reno Gazette-Journal/News 4 Poll||May 12-15, 2006||John Ensign - 52%||Jack Carter - 32%|
|Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason-Dixon Poll||April 3-5, 2006||John Ensign - 60%||Jack Carter - 27%|
|Zogby/WSJ||March 31, 2006||John Ensign - 51.7%||Jack Carter - 37.6%|
There is some noise due to differences in the ways the questions are asked. The recent poll by Rasmussen* puts Carter down 7. The last Rasmussen poll on the race, about six months ago, had Carter down 53-34, a 19 point gap. he has already gained 12 points.
*this guy must have had a rough time in elementary/middle school.
If this Nevada race is won, and the Dems who are polling ahead and looking good to get pickups win (PA, RI, Missouri, Montana, Ohio), that would total 6 pickups. It would make the Senate totals 50D, 49R, 1I(a dem leaning socialist).
Also, Lamont is now up 54-41 in his race against Joe Sellout. We remember him when...