July 16th, 2010
10:12 AM ET
8 years ago

Poll: Reid moves ahead of Angle

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a 7-point lead over Sharron Angle in the Nevada Senate race, according to a new poll.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a 7-point lead over Sharron Angle in the Nevada Senate race, according to a new poll.

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has taken a seven-point lead overRepublican opponent Sharron Angle, according to a new poll published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon, shows Reid ahead of Angle, 44 to 37 percent, with a 4 percent margin of error. The poll is the first Mason-Dixon survey showing Reid's lead exceeding the sampling error. Voters will decide the contest in November.

Ten percent of the poll's respondents were undecided, while 9 percent preferred someone other than the two major party candidates.

Reid's aggressive advertising campaign, according to the survey, has eroded Angle's support across the board. Angle's support has dropped 9 percent among men and 5 percent among women. While she still dominates among Republicans, her support has dropped by 11 percent with GOP voters. She's also fallen by 6 percent among independents, and 4 percent among Democrats.

The poll of 625 likely Nevada voters was conducted by phone from July 12-14.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Polls • Sharron Angle
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Jimbo (The Real One)

    It was only a matter of time. She just is not a credible candidate.

    July 16, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. SAY WHAT...

    I knew this would happen...GOP did a big mistake by making Angle run against Reid...sometimes I think the Tea Party is a product of the Democratic Party to create a divide within the Republican Party...anything that gets rid of Republicans is good...when you have no solution and only answer is "NO" then it is time to get rid of you...tata...

    July 16, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. FM

    Angle falling??? The choice of Sarah Palin??? This goes to show whoever thinks Sarah has a vision must think twice. She is not aware what she is doing. November is coming slowly, to put all the GOP plus the Tea Partiers on the day light and get ashamed.

    July 16, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. Steph

    Well, DUH! She's a complete nut job.

    July 16, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Eric

    And on this news, I'll be making a contribution to Angle today.

    Harry Reid, dust off that resume, bud. You're going to need it in January.

    July 16, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    Won't the Tealiban be disappointed when Senator Reid wins in November?

    July 16, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. finish up

    we need strong showing Mr. Ried, the GOPers have mis-information on their side and no qualms about spreading it

    July 16, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  8. matt

    This is truly funny. I personally have not met anyone yet who is voting for Reid. I also do not know anyone who has been asked in any survey. I have been living in nevada for 16 years and this man is useless.

    July 16, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. get real

    Oh, what a gift the tea party gave to Sen. Reid! All he has to do is play Angle's own statements over and over and over again and he's back in!

    July 16, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Polls are nice......albeit non-indicative.

    Having said that, let's pray that in this case the polls are pointing towards the possibility that the people of AZ are regaining at least a MODICUM of common sense, dignity, and MENTAL RECALL AND ALACRITY.

    They've been disturbingly dormant for too long. Angle should have NEVER made it this far if common sense had prevailed.

    July 16, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  11. Bill

    Arizona Wake Up! Harry Reid is one of the roots of the problems we are having today. Don't be like Massachusetts and blindly vote for another inept politician.

    July 16, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sorry I meant the people of Nevada....with any luck AZ will follow suit.

    July 16, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. Donald

    Lol, gop so much for the slaugther of dems. I am going to love nov.

    July 16, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  14. Blaum

    Reid is worthless....

    sorry Nevada....

    July 16, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Pragmatic

    You may not like Reid but how can you vote for someone who "cleaned up" her website to hide what she really thinks then sues her opponent for making the "real Sharron" available? She lies even before being elected!

    She can't hide fact that she proposed massages for prisoners, wants to store nuclear waste in NV, wants to abolish the IRS (with not alternative income plan) wants to reinstate Prohibition, wants to phase out SS & Medicare, and then – while blasting Reid for not bringing jobs to this state – , whines that if she is elected Senator, bringing jobs to Nevada 'WILL NOT BE MY JOB!"

    This is a case of the devil you know: voting for Angle will be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    July 16, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. This black liberal hates Obama

    Besides, 3 and a half months gives Angle plenty of time to expose Reid as the LYING, EGO-TISTIC, MALE SHOVONEST, HYPERCRITICAL BIGOT that he is.

    Just thought I let all of you FERTALIZERS know and think about while you're celebrating Dirty Harry's TEMPERALY momentum the whole weekend!


    So enjoy this while you can, HARRY HITLER because it's not gonna last long. You're still so hated in Nevada that you'll be lucky if no one even remembers the Unemployment Rate omong other things that you caused this state!


    July 16, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |

    It's not really his aggressive advertising campaign, it's just that the people of NV are finding out how extreme and far far right Angle is. We don't want her in office, any office! Harry isn't using any smear tactics either, he's just showing and quoting her own words, her speeches. Pretty scary stuff. Then Angle tried to suit Harry for using her actual words, this woman is a nut case. Unlike most of the right wingers who post here complaining about Harry, we, the people of NV will indeed vote for Harry again because he helps NV. These other people who complain about him are just complaining because he's a democrat. Get over it.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO (and hypocrites)

    July 16, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  18. Dale

    I would vote for a labrador retreiver before I voted for Reid.

    He DID NOT listen to the PEOPLE. He went around you and said he didn't care what you think.

    Navada votes this kind of person back into office then to h*ll with them.

    I'd vote for a poodle first.... America is scr*wed

    July 16, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  19. Augsbee

    Why would people want Reid when he's so old school, brings nothing new to the table for Nevada???? Nevada could be a powerhouse state. Harry Reid will never understand what Innovation Strategy, Innovative Technology means. As for Angle, she's old school also. These are the kind of people that agree to shut down NASA, instead of using NASA for job creation in technology advancements for our current students in Universities, Colleges, Technical Schools looking for jobs.

    July 16, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  20. Luke Brown

    I have never understood why voters would dump a senator with so much power to help their state.

    Go ahead Nevada, dump Reid ... and find out what it is like to be a small state with no influence in Washington.

    July 16, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  21. GI Joe

    I would hope the good people of Nevada prefer a sane, soft-spoken, leader who can influence positive benefits for their state.

    Imagine a newbie with "her" off the wall negative ideas trying to get on any major committees, or head up the senate. OMG !!!

    Reid is your best choice, Nevada. Stick to it.

    July 16, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  22. Marie MD

    There is a God and he's talking to the people of Nevada.
    I am sorry but whether this woman is a repug or dem she looks and acts like a real lunatic.
    Shesaid, no Ishedidn't, she posted, no Ishedidn't. Why should she answer any questions. Maybe because you are running for the Senate!?!?!?!?

    July 16, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  23. Get A Grip

    This fool says in an interview that illegal aliens aren't taking over construction jobs in Nevada. He states it may be the case in other places, illegal aliens taking construction jobs from Americans, but not in Nevada.....who would vote for such an idiot.

    July 16, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  24. Darth Vadik, CA

    Crazy is as Sharron Angle does...

    ...just remember, when people show you who or how crazy they are, please believe them....

    ...and just because something may be new or different it does not mean it's not a psychopath...

    ...don't cut your nose to spite your face, get my drift here?

    July 16, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  25. perryrants

    reid's "advertising campaign... has eroded Angle's support across the board. "

    could we elect the person who created the ad. its seems that they are the most effective person out there!!!

    July 16, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
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