Bruning, Ricketts tied in governor's race; Sasse leads for Senate
From left, Nebraska gubernatorial candidates Jon Bruning, Beau McCoy and Pete Ricketts. According to the Magellan Strategies poll of 525 likely Republican voters, Ricketts received the support of 25 percent of respondents, Bruning received 24 percent and McCoy received 16 percent. Candidate Mike Foley, meanwhile, trailed with 18 percent, and Bryan Slone and Tom Carlson rounded out the pack, with both earning 5 percent.
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 3:50 pm, Wed Jun 11, 2014.
The Republican primary race for Nebraska governor is a dead heat between Attorney General Jon Bruning and businessman Pete Ricketts, while Midland University President Ben Sasse has built a sizable lead over his GOP rivals for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, according to new poll numbers.
The Magellan Strategies poll of 525 likely Republican voters was conducted May 8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points. The poll was conducted one day after Bruning received endorsements from Gov. Dave Heineman and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.
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Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 3:50 pm.