August 27th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Buyer's remorse for Angle?

Two-thirds of Angle supporters say they wish she wasn't the GOP nominee.
Two-thirds of Angle supporters say they wish she wasn't the GOP nominee.

(CNN) – When it comes to picking the Republican Senate nominee in Nevada, it appears the great majority of Republican voters there want a mulligan.

According to a new Las Vegas Review-Journal/8NewsNow poll, 2 in 3 self-identified supporters of Republican candidate Sharron Angle say they wish another Republican was on top of the ticket instead. Only 24 percent of Angle supporters express approval she won the nomination.

Angle, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, captured the nomination on June 8, besting establishment favorite Sue Lowden and businessman Danny Tarkanian, as well as several other Republicans, in a race that grew increasingly bitter in the final days.

Incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has since sought to portray the former state legislator as an extremist and political neophyte unfit for the United States Senate. Angle has also faced a series of setbacks since winning the nomination, including several awkward attempts to avoid media interviews.

Still, a recent Mason Dixon poll shows the embattled Reid neck and neck with Angle, holding a statistically insignificant 1-point lead, 45-44 percent.

But while 5 percent of Nevadans say they remain undecided, the survey suggests more are leaning towards Reid. Eight in 10 undecided voters say they wish Angle wasn't the GOP nominee while 58 percent express a similar sentiment about Reid.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal/8News Now poll surveyed 625 registered voters Monday through Wednesday of this week and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percent.


Filed under: Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Come on you [R]e-tards! This is the best and the brightest you have! She is a perfect bookend to the imbecile Palin you so lovingly support! Many of you have even celebrated Angle's candidacy on here, with your typical baseless neo-pandering! Don't give up on her now, with some feigned show of intelligence!

    Buyer remorse???? If there really is [R] remorse, it should go WAY beyond Angle. No, I don't think there is really any cognizant remorse....that would take actual intelligent thought, which has all but been bred out of the [R] party. No this is just early, mindless finger-pointing, as you rightwing apologists are finally figuring out you're not going to win come Nov.

    What a bunch of rightwing tools! You actually believe the American people are as dumb as YOU?!?!

    August 27, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Chuck Anaheim, Ca

    Even among nut jobs this is to far out there.

    August 27, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. vegas01

    We know Reid is ultra-liberal. Maybe Angle is ultra-right wing radical. You forget, this is Nevada, we are used to playing the odds. A possibility of improvement with Angle is better odds than what we know we get reelecting Reid. No sense reproving the Einstein to be right. {Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein}

    August 27, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Angle is a NUTBAG

    August 27, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Clwyd

    24% is about what the polls have always shown as supporters of the right wing conservative extremist repulsive republican teabugger agenda! Yes, wait till November!

    August 27, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. D.

    Reid calling others extreme is extreme!

    August 27, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. This is what happens when low info voters vote

    As an Obama supporter, I for one can say I sure like the taste of "kool-aid" much better than "tea"! Go Harry!

    August 27, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    God forbid this lunatic Angle, ever gets elected! The people of Nevada will then pay the price. They will have no room to complain when she takes away their rights and programs that help the poor and the sick. Remember, SHE IS A FANATICAL RIGHT WING ZEALOT, FAR WORSE THEN ANY MUSLIM.

    August 27, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Rickster

    Reid is speculating when he says that Angle is "an extremist and political neophyte unfit for the United States Senate." On the other hand we already know for sure that Reid is "an extremist and political dinosaur unfit for the United States Senate."

    I'll take Angle. Nobody could possibly be worse than Reid.

    August 27, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  10. DJ in TX

    GOP – you got what you asked for. I'm not necesarrily a Reid fan either, but given the alternative........................

    I just hope Nevadans wake up.

    August 27, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
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