Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
A new poll finds President Barack Obama’s hold on one of Nebraska’s electoral votes slipping away but also sheds some doubt on Republican Congressman Lee Terry’s reelection.
According to a recent survey of Omaha area voters in the 2nd Congressional District, Terry leads Democrat John Ewing by six points, while Obama trails Republican Mitt Romney by four.
Ewing’s campaign released the poll by We Ask America which indicates both races are far from over because many voters are still undecided.
The automated (robo-call) poll had 1,097 responses and a margin of error plus or minus three points.
Omaha House Race:
- Terry 46%
- Ewing 40%
- Undecided 14%
- Romney 47%
- Obama 43%
- 3rd Party 1%
- Undecided 9%
Ewing’s campaign believes the poll clearly puts them in the hunt and, among other things, will help them with fundraising in the final weeks leading up to Election Day.
Dave Boomer, Terry’s campaign manager, tells Nebraska Watchdog, “We are in very good shape and continue to implement our plan.”
Obama won the 2nd Congressional District in 2008 giving him one of the state’s five electoral votes.
Only Nebraska and Maine are not “winner take all” states.
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