Sasse pulling away from pack in new poll


By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog

LINCOLN, Neb. – Political newcomer Ben Sasse is pulling away from the pack heading into the last weekend before the primary, according to Sasse’s internal polling, which was shared with Nebraska Watchdog.

SASSE SURGE: Sasse’s dominance was evident at a recent Tea Party Express rally in Omaha.

According to the poll conducted Wednesday and Thursday by Strategic National of 400 likely GOP primary voters, Sasse leads the pack with 34 percent, Pinnacle Bancorp president Sid Dinsdale has surged to second with 23 percent, former State Treasurer Shane Osborn has dipped to third with nearly 20 percent and Omaha attorney Bart McLeay is a distant fourth with 8 percent. That leaves 11.5 percent undecided, with a margin of error rate of nearly 5 percent.

Sasse has the highest favorable rating in the poll, at nearly 64 percent, while Osborn is grappling with a high unfavorability rating of 31 percent – likely the result of several controversies he’s gotten tripped up in and TV ads in which Osborn took the unusual step of directly going after Sasse on screen.

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