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POLL: Republican Up 9 Points in Key Nebraska House Race

The New York Times conducted a poll in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District and found Republican Don Bacon with a comfortable lead.

By NTK Staff | 09.27.2018 @12:15pm
POLL: Republican Up 9 Points in Key Nebraska House Race

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) has a comfortable lead in his bid for another term, according to a new poll released by the New York Times. Bacon leads Democrat Kara Eastman in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, containing Omaha and the suburban areas west of the city.

The Times described the district as “the most liberal-leaning part of a strongly Republican state,” but that still may not be enough for Eastman to unseat Bacon in this year’s midterm elections.

Bacon leads Eastman, 51-42, according to the poll. Another seven percent said they were undecided. Voters in the district largely view Bacon positively. He has a 51 percent favorable rating, and a 35 percent unfavorable rating. Eastman, on the other hand, was about even, with a quarter of respondents saying they didn’t have an opinion of the Democratic challenger. She had a 38-35 favorability rating.

Four ratings organizations have given the district a “Leans Republican” rating. Trump won the district by a two-point margin in 2016, while Romney won it by a seven-point margin four years earlier.

Eastman has been criticized as out-of-step with the district for her liberal policy positions. She won the Democratic Party primary in May by campaigning on a platform in favor of single-payer health care, higher corporate tax rates, and hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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