When Kara Eastman upset former Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Omaha) in the May Democratic primary, strategists on both sides downgraded the challenger’s chances of unseating freshman Rep. Don Bacon (R-Papillion) because she is too far left of the electorate. A new Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll for the Eastman campaign (9/27-30; 400 NE-2 likely voters) shows the race closing within the margin of error, however. The GQR results find Rep. Bacon leading Ms. Eastman 49-45%. It wouldn’t be surprising if this race ends in a close vote because the 2nd District is politically marginal and has been bouncing back and forth between the parties for several election cycles, but in generally favors Republicans and Rep. Bacon still must be considered the favorite to hold the seat.
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