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The Deb Fischer campaign released an internal poll Saturday that purports to show the Republican candidate with a 16 percentage point lead over Democrat Bob Kerrey in the U.S. Senate race.
The survey, by the Republican consulting firm Public Opinion Strategies, of 600 likely Nebraska voters reported that Fischer had the support of 55 percent and Kerrey 39 percent.
The survey included one question before the head-to-head matchup that could skew the results by reinforcing the GOP partisan advantage in the state.
The Fischer poll results also are significantly different from three other recent polls that found the Fischer-Kerrey race much closer.
Kerrey's pollster, Harrison Hickman, put the Fischer advantage at 5 points. An independent poll this week with under-representation of Republicans had the Fischer advantage at 2 points.
The World-Herald Poll conducted during the same days — Oct. 23-25 — as the Fischer survey found her ahead by 3 percentage points among both registered and likely voters.