Senator John Ensign (R-NV) may be ready to run for office again, but his own party's voters may be ready for someone new. In a PPP poll released today, Ensign gets no love from Republican voters, 41% of whom said he shouldn't even run for reelection, versus a marginally better 42% who say he should run again.
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In hypothetical primary matchups, Ensign's reelection prospects look even grimmer. Among the seven candidates posited in the poll, Ensign came in second at 20%, 10 points behind Rep. Dean Heller's 30%, but well within striking distance for the other contenders in the crowded field. Rounding out the top five were two failed candidates for the party's 2010 Senate nomination, Sue Lowden (12%) and Danny Tarkanian (10%), and the GOP Senate nominee, Sharron Angle (9%.)
Also troubling for Ensign, he fared even worse in a one-on-one contest with Heller, trailing in that mathcup 52% to 34%.