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2012 Projections


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General Information

Election Timeline

  • March 1, 2012 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • May 15, 2012 - Presidential primaries
  • May 15, 2012 - Primary elections (non-presidential)
  • November 6, 2012 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates

    Conservative Ranking

    Nebraska is the 11th most conservative state, voting 22.2% more Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend

    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Nebraska is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking

    Nebraska ranks 23rd among the 50 states.

    Projected Races
    Click on a race for details

    Presidential Race

    Barack Obama - inc  vs.  Mitt Romney

    Senate Race

    OPEN SEAT:  Bob Kerrey  vs.  Debra Fischer

    Governor Race

    No race in 2012

    Competitive House Races

    No competitive races in 2012

    Other House Races

    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Jeff Fortenberry (R)-inc vs. Korey Reiman (D)
  • District 2:  Lee Terry (R)-inc vs. John Ewing, Jr. (D)
  • District 3:  Adrian Smith (R)-inc vs. Mark Sullivan (D)
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
    National Delegation
      Senators 1 GOP, 1 DEM
      Representatives 3 GOP
    State Government
      Governor GOP
      Lt. Governor - tied to Governor GOP
      State Senate 49 members

    Current Office Holders

  • Governor:  Dave Heineman (R) - 2nd term, term-limited in 2014
  • Lt. Governor:  Rick Sheehy (R) - 2nd term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Ben Nelson (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Junior Senator:  Mike Johanns (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • House District 1:  Jeff Fortenberry (R) - 4th term
  • House District 2:  Lee Terry (R) - 7th term
  • House District 3:  Adrian Smith (R) - 3rd term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot

      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010

    President Solid R -- Solid R -- Solid R --

    Class 1 Weak D -- -- Solid D -- --
    Class 2 -- Solid R -- -- Solid R --

    Governor -- Solid R -- Solid R -- Solid R

    House 3 GOP 3 GOP 3 GOP 3 GOP 3 GOP 3 GOP
    CD-1 Solid R Solid R Strong R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-2 Solid R Solid R Solid R Strong R Weak R Solid R
    CD-3 Solid R Solid R Solid R Strong R Solid R Solid R

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%

    Nebraska Race Tracking
    Mitt Romney
    Barack Obama - inc
    Projected Winner
    Senate (open)
    Bob Kerrey
    Debra Fischer
    Projected Winner
    2012 Elections On Demand

    Presidential Races


    Senate & Governor Races


    Competitive House Races

    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political

    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics

    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report

    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas

    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report

    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball

    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers

    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America

    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre

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