WASHINGTON (CNN) – When it comes to questions about his sagging poll numbers, Sen. Harry Reid has a simple response: Everything is fine.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, the Senate Majority Leader was asked if he's willing to risk his political career to carry the Democrats' often contentious agenda through Congress.
"I don't answer hypothetical questions," Reid answered, grinning.
"Everything is going well in Nevada," he continued. "We have an economy that is very difficult in Nevada and we all know that. But it's going to get better there."
Reid said that realtors in Las Vegas told him last week that they see signs of economic recovery, and the senator noted that hotels in the resort city remain full on weekends. "We're doing fine," he said.
The Democratic leader said his poll numbers are also "fine," even though a recent poll shows his disapproval rating in his home state at 50 percent. The poll, Mason-Dixon survey commissioned by the Las Vegas Review Journal last week, showed Reid would lose his re-election bid next year in hypothetical match-ups against two potential Republican challengers.
"All my polling numbers are fine," he said. "They are not from a newspaper in Nevada that you guys tend to focus on. All my polling numbers are fine. And I'm continuing to do the best I can for the people of this country and the people of Nevada."