January 2, 2010

AT LEAST GO DO YOUR BUSINESS IN A RED LIGHT DISTRICT...:

Heat Rises on Nebraska's Nelson (SUSAN DAVIS, 1/02/09, WSJ)

Facing an outcry at home in Nebraska for casting the critical vote in favor of a health-care overhaul, Sen. Ben Nelson has launched a new ad campaign to defend his position. [...]

In Nebraska, a Dec. 28 Rasmussen poll showed Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, who opposes the health-care bill, trouncing Mr. Nelson in a theoretical 2012 match-up, 61% to 30%. Mr. Nelson, who is 68 years old, was last re-elected in 2006 with 64% of the vote.

The reaction underscores possible political peril for Democrats as the battle over the health-care bill, which both parties now expect will pass, morphs into a battle of perceptions. Polls show that by a slight margin Americans prefer the health system as it is to the Democrats' health overhaul.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 2, 2010 6:23 AM
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