August 13th, 2010
10:39 AM ET
4 years ago

Reid deadlocked with Angle in new poll

A narrow sliver of voters are undecided in a new Nevada poll.
A narrow sliver of voters are undecided in a new Nevada poll.

(CNN) - It appears Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's political fate will come down to the very narrow sliver of Nevada voters who say they are still undecided about whom to vote for in November's election.

According to a new Mason-Dixon poll conducted for the Las Vegas-Review Journal, Reid leads Republican Sharron Angle by a statistically insignificant 2 points, 46-44 percent, while only 5 percent of Nevada voters report they are undecided. Two percent, meanwhile, said they wanted another candidate with an additional 3 percent indicating "none of the above."

The new survey also suggests Reid's primary campaign strategy – telling voters his leadership post allows him to bring home the bacon for Nevadans – doesn't appear to be widely resonating. A bare majority says Reid's No. 1 post in the Senate isn't a sufficient reason to vote him back into office, while 45 percent agreed Reid's influence is a compelling enough reason to vote for the four-term Democrat.

The poll, conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week, surveyed 625 likely Nevada voters and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Earlier in the week the Reid campaign stepped up its efforts to paint former Nevada lawmaker Sharron Angle, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, as unfit for the Senate.

A new Reid commercial airing across the state declares Angle as "too extreme" whose controversial statement that angry voters may resort to "Second Amendment remedies" "goes way over the line."


Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. Sue

    Hang in there Harry. Anyone like Reid or Pelosi who are so hated & targeted by the Republicans must be doing something right. They have my vote. No matter what they do, it can't be any worse than the last 8 yrs of Republican messes.

    August 13, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. johnnyhouse

    We should let Reid and Pelosi go back. I would not vote for any Republican dumb enough to think they can save this country from what the Obama administration has done.Let them go ahead and finish.

    August 13, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. MatthewDetroit

    The guy has been burying the country for years and people still want to vote for him.

    Could not the Democrats come up with an alternate to this clown.
    Why not.

    August 13, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  4. vic

    Sharron Angle hiding something from media when its come out she will remain in Nevada

    August 13, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  5. Dave

    Is Nevada votes Angle in I am thoroughly convinced that America has really went down a very dark path. What has happened to us? I am not in love with Reid either (I sympathize with voters in Nevada because it is a lesser of two evils) but to elect a person with such extreme views that are so widely known just because you hate incumbents is dangerous.

    Angle is the symptom of the disease that is afflicting American and Americans today. A country paralyzed by hate for each other and everyone not caring whether or not their fellow american lives or dies. What is wrong with us? Where did our compassion go? We really just don't care anymore.

    August 13, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Fair is Fair

    Hey Reid...

    It's pretty sad when you hope to win an election by hoping there's enough people to vote "none of the above" (a valid option in Nevada).

    You must be so very proud.

    August 13, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  7. SkiDoc

    Geeeeeee......do you think a guy who says his biggest asset is PORK is likely to get re-elected in this financial climate??

    Come on, Nevada help bring the country back. Throw Harry out!!

    August 13, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  8. ken baldwin

    Reid should have been an easy mark...but now the Rep. choice may have let it slip it through their hands.

    August 13, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. robert

    If he can convince obama to give 10 million citiziens of Mexico the right to vote by november he might actually have a chance of winning the election (and dragging America into desperate poverty for his own gains) .

    August 13, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  10. gt

    ole weasel needs to beat ,, he is what is wrong with this govenment he cant get a long because of his sour and mean tone he sets every time he opens his mouth... retire old man ..

    August 13, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  11. Dale

    Tied???? Are you kidding me???

    People from Nevada please listen – I would vote for a skinned chicken before dirty Harry.

    He don't care what you say or think, and he certainly isn't going to listen to you. He already proves that a few times.

    Reid has no respect from any other state and shouldn't have any from yours. I don't care if you like Angle or not, one thing for sure is she cannot be as corrupt and non caring as dirty Harry.

    It's time to tell Washington that we are through with their crap. Harry is one of those ways.

    August 13, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Angle is a complete and utter nutcase. Reid is an intelligent, sane individual.

    They're tied in a poll?

    Why would ANYONE want a nutcase like Angle anywhere near an elected office? Did IQs drop sharply in Nevada?

    August 13, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. Steve in CT

    His "influence is enough" to vote for him. If he has that much influence why is Nevada one of the most negative states with jobs? Perhaps he mishandles that influence. Reason enough to NOT vote for him.

    August 13, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. Douglas in NYC

    All Reid has to do is point to Sharron Angle's job elimination program. Eliminate the Department of Education, Eliminate Social Security and Medicare.

    How many Arizonians will Sharron Angle's job elimination program put out of work? How many grand parents will have their lights shut off, be forced out on the streets when their social security checks stop coming? How many people will go bankrupt when their Medicare/Medicaid healthcare has been eliminated, worse yet, how many will Sharron Angle kill by eliminating Medicare/Medicaid?

    What is Sharron Angle's job creation program? That's right she said it's not her job to create jobs.

    August 13, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  15. john316

    To show that truth is stranger than fiction, the fact that anyone with some brainpower left would actually consider voting for this woman is amazing ( in a bad way....). Nevada is actually starting to make some of the other red states almost "enlightened" , pardon the pun......I keep hoping the "Moron" Vaccine will be developed rather quickly, but alas no luck yet......

    August 13, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  16. jeff jackson, alabama

    Even with all the lies being published about this lady,
    she apparently is still going to win this election.
    That's justice .

    August 13, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  17. Toad

    You have to be brain damaged or have no common sense to vote for Harry Reid yet people keep voting him back! That's wants wrong with the government now. People keep voting the same old ding bats in term after term. Look how arrogant he was during the health care debate. Wouldn't listen to the american people. He had his smoke filled rooms and backdoor dealings, buying off senators and everything else. We've seen enough of Harry Reid!!!!

    August 13, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  18. Wil in the VA.

    Polls lie they had to pull these polls close to make it seam like a tight race you would have to be brain dead to vote for the republican on this one. You have to know you are only going to get more of the same no no no

    August 13, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  19. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Do they always do these polls at retirement homes or call the average-aged Faux "News" viewers (65) ? You have to be kidding me that 1/2 want this psycho lady to get elected.

    August 13, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  20. Take America Back: from Texas

    Hey Reid, Pelosi, Dem Libs in House & Senate, and also Obambi......if I were you I would be making some early retirement plans!
    I'm just saying.......

    August 13, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  21. Thank God I am a Democrat

    I realize the name Harry Ried has become a four letter word to many people but for God sakes I can't believe people would actually consider voting in Angle as the alternative. I would rather see the chicken lady have been the republican nominee if this is the case. Just because you may not like Harry Ried or his politics does not automatically make Angle a better option. Please Nevada, really think about this before you make an emotional and rash decision. If you vote Harry back in it really won't matter as dems will probably lose some seats which will limit his power anyway. It's bad enough McCain deliver Palin to us please do not deliver Angle to the rest of the country to! You repubs have to be able to find a better candidtate than Angle and the chicken lady.

    August 13, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  22. Republicans Should Have Won This Race Hands Down . . .

    Looks like they might have snatched "defeat" out of the jaws of victory.
    Keep tacking to the right, boys – you'll do just fine.

    August 13, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  23. bertina

    This is how well polls mean in midterm elections. Three months ago, Georgia republicans had Oxendine overwhelmingly winning and now we know who won.

    August 13, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  24. KCXPat

    Angle is as scary as they come. How about the backwards state of Nevada just gets one Senator from now on?

    August 13, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  25. ConstitutionalPatriot

    Hopefully Angle will win, but I have to give Reid credit for his pro 2nd Amendment record, though it's too bad he has sacrificed himself for the lunatic left agenda and is probably going down. Either way at least Nevada will give us a pro freedom 2nd amendement supporter!

    August 13, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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