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Osborn poll: Osborn leads Senate race—big

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Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

If the 2014 GOP Senate race were held today Shane Osborn would win and win big, at least that’s what Osborn’s own poll says.Osborn 4

Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse

It’s Osborn 39 percent, Sid Dinsdale and Ben Sasse both at seven percent while Bart McLeay has one percent.

According to Osborn’s pollster, the former State Treasurer and navy hero is “well-known” and “well-liked.”

Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies says Osborn’s support comes from all the right spots, “strong GOP’ers, Tea Party supporters and seniors—all groups critical to winning GOP primaries in Nebraska.”

By the way in September, 2012 Newhouse, who was also Mitt Romney’s pollster, said “Mitt Romney will win this race.”

For the Osborn poll, 400 likely Republican voters were questioned earlier this week.

Bart McLeay

Bart McLeay

Dinsdale parade 3The poll has a margin of error of five percent and looks nothing like the most recent fund raising numbers, which find Sasse well ahead as of the end of September.

Sasse had pulled in just over $815,000, Osborn $336,000 and McLeay $303,000.

Because Dinsdale didn’t get into the race until last month, his first report isn’t due until January.

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