New Poll Spells Trouble For John Ensign In Nevada

A poll released Thursday found John Ensign (R-Nev.), who has undergone multiple ethics investigations over the past two years, could face an uphill battle if he aims to keep his Senate seat in 2012.The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm …

A poll released Thursday found John Ensign (R-Nev.), who has undergone multiple ethics investigations over the past two years, could face an uphill battle if he aims to keep his Senate seat in 2012.

The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, found Ensign trailing all four of the Democratic rivals tested against him. Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), by contrast, was found to have a lead over each of those Democrats.

Democrats tested in the poll included Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller.

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