United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2014

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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2014
Nebraska
2008 ←
November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04) → 2020

  Sasse Profile Picture.jpg
David Domina.jpg
Nominee Ben Sasse David Domina
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 347,636 170,127
Percentage 64.5% 31.5%

Nebraska Senate Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Johanns
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Sasse
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Johanns is not running for re-election to a second term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Four serious-looking men in dark jackets
Buffalo County Republican Party candidate event in November 2013. From left to right: Shane Osborn, Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay, and Ben Sasse.

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sid
Dinsdale
Clifton
Johnson
Bart
McLeay
Shane
Osborn
Ben
Sasse
Other Undecided
Magellan Strategies May 8, 2014 525 ± 4.28% 24% 2% 6% 20% 38% 3% 7%
Strategic National May 7–8, 2014 500 ± 4.9% 23% 3% 8% 20% 34% 11.5%
Not disclosed* April 26–28, 2014 507 ± ? 22% 3% 5% 25% 31% 14%
NSON Opinion Strategy April 16–20, 2014 400 ± 5% 13% 27% 29% 28%
The Polling Company February 25–28, 2014 400 ± 4.9% 9% 1% 2% 35% 24% 30%
Harper Polling February 3–4, 2014 565 ± 4% 13.1% 4.3% 30.4% 29% 23.2%
Public Opinion Strategies^ October 27–28, 2013 400 ± 4.9% 7% 1% 39% 7% 46%
Gravis Marketing September 6–7, 2013 1,842 ± 2.2% 7% 2% 41% 5% 45%
  • * Internal poll for Ben Sasse campaign
  • ^ Internal poll for Shane Osborn campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ben Sasse 109,847 49.37%
Republican Sid Dinsdale 49,832 22.39%
Republican Shane Osborn 46,856 21.06%
Republican Bart McLeay 12,700 5.71%
Republican Clifton Johnson 3,285 1.48%
Totals 222,520 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[48]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Domina 44,813 67.46%
Democratic Larry Marvin 21,615 32.54%
Totals 66,428 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ben
Sasse (R)
David
Domina (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 681 ± 5% 59% 30% 0% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 721 ± 4% 58% 31% 0% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 987 ± 4% 56% 30% 1% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 858 ± 4.4% 56% 34% 1% 9%
Rasmussen Reports May 14–15, 2014 750 ± 4% 51% 34% 5% 10%
Rasmussen Reports April 7–8, 2014 750 ± 4% 52% 27% 5% 16%

Results[edit]

Nebraska's U.S. Senate general election, 2014[70]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ben Sasse 347,636 64.39 +6.9
Democratic Dave Domina 170,127 31.51 -8.6
By Petition Jim Jenkins 15,868 2.94 n/a
By Petition Todd Watson 6,260 1.16 n/a
Majority 177,509
Turnout 539,891
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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