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Poll: Even With Scandals, Ensign Ahead For 2012 Reelection


"John Ensign may not be dead in the water for reelection," said PPP president Dean Debnam, in the polling memo. "In this political climate voters appear more concerned about how Ensign votes than they are about his marital infidelity. Whether that will still be the case two years from now remains to be seen but for now it appears he could be reelected."

PPP communications director Tom Jensen is a bit more blunt, noting the similarities between Ensign's political success in Nevada and Sen. David Vitter's in Louisiana: "Cheating on your wife is a deal breaker for Republican voters- but only if you're a Democrat."