A Republican firm last week released a poll showing Nelson down by six points against the current GOP front-runner, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. But an internal poll from Nelson's campaign the same week showed him two points ahead of Bruning — and with even greater margins over Don Stenberg and Deb Fischer, the other Republicans in the race.
GOP leaders courting Gov. Heineman to run against Nelson
Conflicting polling in the race has made it difficult to lock down just how the electorate feels about another Nelson term.