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Election 2012: Ben Nelson (D-NE) Trails Jesus in Reelection Bid

Health Care Vote Puts Incumbent 93 Points Down

If Jesus Christ returned from Heaven and challenged Ben Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Christ would get 95% of the vote while Nelson would get just 2%. One percent of all voters would prefer a third-party option. Nelson was reelected to a second Senate term in 2006 with 64% of the vote.

When survey respondents were asked how they would vote if Nelson blocks health care reform, 93% still pick Jesus while 4% would vote to keep the incumbent in office.

Overall, 97% of Nebraska voters have a favorable opinion of Jesus while 1% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 96% with a Very Favorable opinion.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.