(CNN) – As the GOP struggles to find a candidate to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a new poll out Tuesday suggests the Nevada Democrat is extremely vulnerable 18 months before Election Day.
According to the new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only about a third of the state's voters said they would vote to re-elect Reid to a fifth Senate term, while 45 percent said they would definitely vote for another candidate. An additional 17 percent of voters say they would consider voting to oust Reid.
The poll also suggested Reid's approval rating back home stands at a meager 38 percent, while about half of Nevada voters hold a negative view toward the Senate Majority leader.
Reid has long been a divisive figure in his home state, especially since ascending to the position of majority leader in 2006.
But even though there are few more valuable Democratic targets in the Senate, the GOP has yet to find a credible candidate willing to challenge Reid, known for his take-no-prisoners style back at home.
Meanwhile Reid is raising campaign cash at an impressive clip, amassing more than $2 million in his war chest during the first quarter of the year.
Jim Manley, a spokesman for Reid, brushed aside the poll results, saying, "Sen. Reid has never put a lot of weight in polls.
"Polls by the Review-Journal are consistently out of line with other polls," Manley also said. "The primary number he's worried about is Nevada's 10.4% unemployment rate and that's why he's focused on fixing the economy and creating jobs in Nevada."
The survey interviewed 625 Nevada voters and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.
Good riddens, and take Polosi & good ole Barney with!!
I'm not worried. The republican party has done enough damage to last us a few voting cycles before they amp up the religious base and have a chance at winning again.
Maybe this time they'll be a little more conservative than the big government that presided during the Bush administration. One can only hope this to be the case the next time they're given a chance to lead.
he's a MORMON!
Reid needs to be GONE,PEROID.
The pendulum is swinging the other way
Mr "The War Is Lost" Reid? Losing??
I don't think Reid supports the troops.
These polls this far in advance of an election are just foolishness. I'm sure next month the poll will be different. Don't sweat it Harry.
All Democrats are going to be vulnerable for their spend happy ways!!
Reed lost my support when he and Nancy took impeachment off the table.They got blackmailed,but thats still no excuse.
What goes around, comes around!
Reid comes across as somewhat arrogant and condescending in a Peggy Noonanish sort of way.
Good Riddance! Reid and Pelosi are the reasons I switched from being a Democrat to an Independent! Self servicing idiots – both of them!!!
I'm a born again Democrat and even I don't like Reid's style. He's an old school politican. Time to go.
mr. reid and his wife, sold their souls to AIPAC years ago, that's why he has been around so long.. but a new day is coming, your usefulness to them is OVER, and with the talk of a palestinian state, yep, you got it, your out of here..
Reid is divisive, arrogant and not in touch with reality. He, Pelosi and Barney Frank must go. They have no regard for the taxpayer. These "representatives" must be replaced by fiscally responsible leaders who will respect Americans and their wallets.
This guy's departure from public life can not come soon enough. He is a weak leader, and bad for our country.
I hope the Democrats come up with a primary challenger for Droopy... What a worthless piece of crap! I thought leaders were supposed to lead???
Small victories are better than no victories. Even as a Conservative, I'll take any random Democrat over Reid in a heartbeat. The guy represents everything wrong with politics, on top of the fact that I disagree with most of his stances. I'll gladly take a morally capable replacement (that I equally disagree with) any day.
How come everyone had a cow when Romney was running because he is a mormon? So is Harry..... Just saying... double standard?
Too bad. This guy needs to go. He is the typical career politician. Term limits are badly needed for all political positions. Then they can't make a career out of a position that was meant to service the people's best interests and not their own. I don't care if a republican or a democrat beats him; he just needs to go! He's too old, too out of touch with the average american and has just been in politics too long.
Boo hoo. Nancy's next.
Mr. Reid is ineffective and should be voted out and Nancy Pelosi should be impeached. I am the biggest democrat there is in Miami. They are both worthless.
So this is the Republican solution to our problems: eliminate Democrats.