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December 17, 2009

Ben Nelson Makes Shock Announcement: "YES, I INTEND TO STAND FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2012, AS PLANNED AND EXPECTED"

...and therefore I reject the "compromise" abortion language in the Reid monstrosity.

What Makes Ben Run: Polls, polls, polls.

This question is loaded, as the blogger notes, but it's accurately loaded. Asked of his home-state voters...

"In general, do you favor or oppose President Obama’s plan to expand health care coverage to most Americans even if this plan increases the role of the federal government in health care and increases the cost of the deficit?"

Favor: 26%
Oppose: 67%

A bit of a loaded question, maybe, but look at this follow-up:

"If Senator Ben Nelson votes in favor of this plan, would that make you more likely or less likely to support Senator Nelson when he runs for re-election?"

More likely: 26%
Less Likely: 61%


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