NEWSWEEKDecember 5, 2023Shock Poll Gives Challenger Lead in State Donald Trump Won by 19 Points
An independent Senate candidate in Nebraska, a state former President Donald Trump won by 19 points in 2020, is polling ahead of the state's Republican incumbent, according to a new poll.

Dan Osborn, a military veteran, is ahead of Senator Deb Fischer, who has represented the state since 2012, 40 percent to 38 percent, the Change Research poll shows. The Senate election in Nebraska will be held on November 5, 2024, alongside the presidential election.

Fifty-three percent of poll respondents were Republican, 33 percent Democrat and 14 percent independent, while 53 percent said they voted for Trump in 2020 and 35 percent for President Joe Biden.

Polls for the 2024 presidential race have shown Trump and Biden in a back-and-forth contest. Trump, despite his legal woes, is the clear front-runner for the GOP nomination.