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NV: 2012 Sen (PPP 1/11-12)


Public Policy Polling
1/11-12/10; 763 likely voters, 3.6% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

Nevada

Job Approval / Disapproval
Sen. Ensign: 38 / 44 (chart)

2012 Senate
49% Ensign (R), 40% Berkley (D)
43% Ensign (R), 41% Goodman (D)
47% Ensign (R), 36% Miller (D)

 

Comments
Stillow:

Although I am angry with Enseign's case of Clintonitis, I like what he does in DC as my senator and would probably vote for him...although I like Goodman too a lot, it would be a tough call.

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Farleftandproud:

Ensign will be history in 2012. If he is able to win, and Harry Reid can't, than I doubt there is much hope for America. The people are so stupid and it is becoming nationwide now. So fed up with the opposition to true reform.

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Farleftandproud:

If he wins re-election than I think John Edwards deserves at least a chance to have a cabinet post.

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Stillow:

During Clinton's fiasco all you Dems said his personal problems don't affect his governing. Nice to see youguys still have a double standard.
Enseign will win, the only Dem in the state who might beat him is Goodman....and I seriosuly doubt Goodman will run for that seat in 2012.

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obamalover:

How is that even possible. He didn't just cheat on his wife but he was involved in bribery. I think the people in this country are just semi-retarded sometimes.

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Farleftandproud:

Yeah, the voters in most of the country are semi retarded most of the time, and in other places some of the time.

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Stillow:

Bribery is only an allegation at this point. If we booted out every politican who was aledged to hav ebeen bribed or bribed someone else, we'd probably have 3 senators and 10 reps in the House left.

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Stillow:

Oh and I assume you guys also think Baucus should lose too right? With all the scandal surrounding his lady freind the exhcnage of money..................or is it only republicans who you wish to be held to this standard which you all of a sudden claim to hold high.

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obamalover:

@Stillow

I, and most liberals, wouldn't be too upset if Baucus left the Senate.

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Farleftandproud:

Why Baucus? His relationship was not hidden from his wife and the public and he had filed for divorce. The truth is that affairs really don't take down political careers though, but lying about it can.

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Field Marshal:

@Farleft,

Because Baucus gave that girlfriend a cushy promotion, that's why.


"The people are so stupid and it is becoming nationwide now."

Now? Do you not see who is in our White House?

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Thaddeus:

I personally think they should all go if they lie, cheat, bribe etc. And it's always Dems that have the double standard, when we just look to see Repubs (I know your not Stillow) hold their own to their won standard. Sanford is the best. Voting for impeachment on a moral ground, and then he himself is similar to King David, doing God's work. Ensign banging the wife of his office manager, precious...I love religious idiots. Tell me how to manage my life and then go do what you want.

Anyone see the religious zealot the other day in NJ talk about how Gay Marriage was going to increase the abortion rate, just a riot!

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Field Marshal:

"I love religious idiots. Tell me how to manage my life and then go do what you want."

What religious idiot tells you how to live your life?

Yeah, its better to just start of a liberal in which you have zero morals, zero ethics, and zero principles to start with, right?

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Thaddeus:

They tell me "No your mom can't get married." They tell me, "Sorry, your Step-mom can't visit you in the hospital, she not related to you." "No, I'm sorry we can't give you a condom from the school clinic." "No, you can't be on your step-mom's insurance." "everyone stand up and let's pray before we start class." "If you don't come live with us, and leave your mom, you going to rot in hell." I was 8 when I got that one, it was a nice touch. And my current favorite, just pray for the Haitians because they

Let alone all the friends whose parents wouldn't let them play with us, 'cause they'd rot in hell if they did. But that's telling their kids how to live their lives and is the parents right.

I can think of more later if you like...

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Field Marshal:

Uhhh.... heh? I'm lost on your post.

I'm a catholic, still practicing, and have never been told how to live my life. I have a CHOICE to live my life the way the Catholic church advises me too, but i can CHOOSE not too. Even if i choose not to, I'm still not going to hell as long as repent and am forgiven for my sins.

See, that is why liberals have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to religion. You don't have to be 100% perfect in the churches eyes in order to be religious. You just need to realize what is advocated by the church and TRY to live you life like a good christian, jew, muslim, etc. Its not like if you don't, they excommunicate you. Even Pelosi is still a practicing catholic and if someone deserves to be excommunicated, among many other things, its her.

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obamalover:

@FM

I base my ethics on reason and logic, not on what some book written thousands of years ago when people still believed that the earth was flat says.

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Thaddeus:

Notice I never said religious people, I always qualify for zealots and idiots. Hey my wife went to ORU for goodness sake. I don't mind Choice, heck that's normally a liberal talking point. Are far as I know it's not liberals who say that two people who love one another can't get married, can't have hospital visits, inheritance etc.

The New Testament seems very liberal to me, take care of the poor, harder for a rich man to get into heaven than a camel to go through the head of a pin. But many people forget the liberal teachings in the bible and just pick some passages from the old testament.

ObamaLover: I agree, I love the selective editing of the book, especially the ten commandments: "You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Love the distinction of property: house and belongings: Wife, donkey, slave.

I never have squared the commandment of no work on the sabbath, even for livestock and capitalism. Would seem to put a hamper on the system.

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obamalover:

@Thaddeus

I also never liked the parts that said you should die if you commit sodomy (that also includes oral sex boys and girls).

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Stillow:

"I love religious idiots. Tell me how to manage my life and then go do what you want."

You just described a liberal. Liberals are constantly telling me what is best for me, tell me what to do....then they go do whatever they want. Al gore telling me to ride a bicycle to work, then flies around in a private jet.

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Thaddeus:

Stillow, I fully agree. But Gore never passed a law saying you can't drive a car to work, or own may be closer to the marriage issue. I'd say I'm a liberal with libertarian leanings. I often find that liberal positions are more aligned, mostly because I am probably more "Reagan" on taxes.

Let me explain since that is probably making you choke....His philosophy was Marginal income tax rates are a disincentive working more and being more productive. All taxes were not created equal, what you call a tax bill in HCR, I more consider creating incentives and disincentives in a market, same with putting a cost on carbon. Great at changing behavior, look at sulfer or "acid rain." But not in the ALL TAXES ARE EVIL, which I think there is plenty of documentation that Reagan did not believe.

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Field Marshal:

Exactly Stillow.

@OL,

Actually, when the bible was written, it was fairly certain that the Earth was a sphere, not flat (see: Eratosthenes). It was the middle ages and the end of the roman empire that "lost" that knowledge.

I love how helping the poor is a "liberal" teaching in the new testament when most studies indicate that the church and conservatives help the poor many many times more than liberals or government do. Liberals are funny if not weird.

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obamalover:

@FM

I know a few learned individuals knew the earth was round, but the vast majority of the people at that time didn't. Especially the religious crazies who wrote the bible, who thought the earth was created in 7 days and two human beings were the ancestors to the entire human race, one of whom was made out of the others rib.

Furthermore your last paragraph about the government is completely and patently absurd. The government provides healthcare and social security to tens of millions of elderly individuals, not to mention that they provide healthcare to millions of the poor and millions of uninsured children. And I could go on and on. The budget it takes to have programs like that dwarfs the amount conservatives give to charity, it is not even funny. Get real.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"I never have squared the commandment of no work on the sabbath, even for livestock and capitalism. Would seem to put a hamper on the system."

It's especially hypocritical for religious people to bemoan lack of church attendance, which I've heard at certain churches, but then fully expect grocery, retail stores, restaurants, etc... to be open on Sundays.

I agree that the New Testament says a lot of liberal things. Indeed, giving a significant amount to the poor is a recurring theme throughout the old and new testaments, and it's also a theme that the richer you are, the harder it is for you to enter the kingdom of heaven. Thaddeus mentioned the story of the rich young man from Matthew 19 that illustrates this. Jesus told the young man to sell his possesions and work for God. Jesus repeats this theme repeatedly in Luke 12, saying "For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required;" I think many Christians forget or overlook this, particularly the Joel Osteen types where they make it all about how God will help YOU.

And then I think we all especially overlook the parts about treating enemies with kindness, clearly stated in Proverbs 25 and Romans 12. Paul says more than once that Christians are to demonstrate the superiority of their beliefs through their example, not condemnation.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"when the bible was written,"

When what part of the bible was written, specifically? If you're talking about the New Testament, I assume your talking circa 100 AD, but parts of the Old Testament were written much, much earlier.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"most studies indicate that the church and conservatives help the poor many many times more than liberals or government do. "

Can you provide a link to any of these studies? The ones I have seen don't differentiate between types of charitable giving. Presumably, conservatives give more to churches because they're more likely to be churchgoers. I expect some of that giving is expected and solicited. That isn't the same a giving to humanitarian cause that one sees little or no benefit from. I'd like to see better statistics on the relation between political ideology and charitable giving.

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MikeyA:

It is both reasonable and logical to believe in a religion. Every society that has EVER existed has had a religion.

The reason is because of the moral imperative. Every society has ethics and morals yet no one can adequately explain why. Many have tried.

As I heard another Marine once tell me "We need to know the why of the why." That is the moral imperative as religion applies.

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obamalover:

@MikeyA

So if everyone jumped off a bridge would you? LOL.

Ethics for atheists and deists is basically don't harm anyone within reason. You don't need a book written thousands of years ago when people were much less educated than they are now to tell you that.

And liberals use science to discover the why of why, not the ignorance of religion. If we used religion then according to the Catholic Church we would have gone on believing the earth was the center of the solar system.

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