A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What Do The Carter Poll Numbers Mean? - Nothing.

You might have noticed the new poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the Ensign-Carter race. It shows Ensign leading by 23 points. What does this mean? Nothing. Ensign's Slanker says it best:

"We have and always will take this race very seriously," Slanker added. "We've seen numbers all over the place. We're running a very serious campaign, and we intend to win."

And he's right (good Lord, I never thought I'd say this): the numbers are all over the place. And there's a reason for that. Voters haven't focused on this campaign yet. We politics junkies have, but most voters in Nevada simply have not. Why? Well, for one, the national media doesn't focus on this, neither do a whole lot of other people who really should.

Everyone's attention is and has been on other races, the ones that actually made the news, usually the ones where there were significant primaries, like the Governor's race and the Congressional race in the 2nd district.

Nevadans will focus their attention on this race pretty soon. Maybe as soon as this week since President Carter's doing a campaign tour through Nevada.

We've seen other incumbent who were considered safe by the pundits. Well, tell that to Joe Lieberman et al. No one's safe and certainly not the ensignificant Senator.


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