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. stevegee

    All across the country, people are angry with what Obama and the Democrats have shoved down our throats like Cod Liver Oil – take your Socialist medicine, it'll be good for you.

    We The People reject their liberal agenda. That's why so many new conservatives are rising to the occasion, like Sharron Angle. We want people in Washington who will reform the federal leviathan.

    In November, there will be a landslide victory for conservatives and Republicans the likes this country has never seen. And then, Obama will nothing more than a lame-duck mistake, who can then spend the remainder of his term golfing and vacationing.

    Wake up people! Vote American, vote Republican.

    August 27, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Independent In Albany

    Neo-con hangover ROFL!!

    August 27, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. MikeH

    It is absolutely irresponsible for the Republican party to field such a deranged delusional and dishonest candidate as is Sharon Angle.

    The Republicans have to do the equivalent of gold-plating a piece of dung when trying to sell looney-toon Angle as a responsible candidate.

    Harry Reid is no saint, but he is orders of magnitude more responsible and coherent than 'Run from the Press' Angle.

    August 27, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  4. Peter s

    Here is the line-up Michell, Sharon, Paul, etc sending this hypocrites to the house you can as well say sayoonara or adios to the Amercian supremacy in the world!.

    August 27, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    The crazy lady from Nevada needs to say goodbye. Her views are so extreme they even scare the GOP, and that's saying quite a lot.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    August 27, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. john

    so harry says unfit to be in the senate. wow he should know all about unfit

    August 27, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. Thank God I am a Democrat

    No doubt that Nevada would have been better off with the chicken lady but she would have been no match for Harry either. The right wing talent pool in Nevada seems empty.

    August 27, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. If You Nominate Far Right Loons Is It Any Wonder That . . .

    You will snatch "defeat" out of jaws of victory.

    Should have nominated the chicken lady, big oops g.o.p.

    August 27, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Julie C

    That's what voting on blind emotion gets you. And just how many others are going to do the same across the States? Pretty scary because once these nuts are in office, they are there for awhile.

    August 27, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. Debbie

    I'll take Reid over Angle any day!

    August 27, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. Uncle Snerdly

    Hows that tourism business going there moron ?You wont see me and my family EVER GOING THERE AGAIN if this blathering idiot gets elected.

    August 27, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. gt

    it would not of mattered who won ,,, dirty harry and his hinch men would be out there trashing who ever won the republican primary...this election is about ridding this senate and house of old , been there too long, needs to get real jobs, politians from both parties....

    August 27, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. Donna A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA

    She is a mental midget, like most GOP in the past two decades. They suffer an extreme case of tunnel-vision, not seeing cause and effect of an issue and not the the ramifications of their policies when they are put into practice.

    August 27, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. Christy C.

    The only buyer's remorse Americans are having is the "Obama buyer's remorse" - Get over it CNN, you will not influence Neveda's vote this time around...not like you did with BO in '08

    August 27, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. katiec

    How the people of Nevada could have possibly voted for this unqualified radical in the first place is beyond me.
    If, and that is a big if, she should happen to win it will be detrimental to our political system, our country and a black mark on the people of Nevada.
    We have far too many hypocritical, irresponsible republicans in office as it is.

    August 27, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. matt

    the liberals will try to do anything to smear this woman. I live in Nevada and I am totally over Harry Reid who totally ignores the will of the citizens of Nevada in favor of Pelosi and Obama. The general feeling here is to get rid of him. At least Sharron Angle will work for us. Please stop acting like you know what you are talking about you do not live here. this man has a 30 year record and all he can do is attack her on every commercial where is is record?

    August 27, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Sharon Angle is out there. Nevadans may not like Sen. Reid, but if you had to choose the lesser of two evils, Sen. Reid is the one. I will like to see Sharon Angle go on Hardball w/ Chris Matthews. Is there anything she says that isn't scripted?

    August 27, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. Alphonse

    Before anyone writes her off, let's not forget that she's running against Reid. When America voted in Obama, they just wanted someone different than another Republican. Obama was not the best Democrat out there, but the voters bought into a smooth-talking black man from Harvard. Oh yeah! those who voted for him now wish they hadn't because he's never done anything (legally that is) that has benefited the American people. Ms. Angle may not be the best candidate but America deserves a different voice in the Senate. And if Obama is good enough to be president (hahaha), Angle should qualify as Senator from Nevada. Don't worry about Reid, he'll go on the talk circuit and make much more money legally that ripping off the American people in the Senate.

    August 27, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  19. katiec

    The tea party adoring, supporting this radical shows you how much creditibility they have.

    August 27, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  20. rs

    Maybe Republicans can vote for a chicken instead!

    August 27, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  21. Diane

    I can't imagine anyone with any level of intelligence voting of Angle. Anybody who says a woman should be forced to have the baby of her rapist should never hold public office. Anybody who says a woman should be forced to carry a baby to term when the mother could die should never hold public office. Anybody who thinks the national government should not try to help create jobs shouldn't hold public office. Hmmmm – I guess Sharon Angle shouldn't hold public office.

    August 27, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. NC Ex-Pub

    If any of these people took a real look at whom they are pushing they would all have their brains examined; that is, if they have one.

    August 27, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. mike

    Look lets face it the republicans are in trouble and they know it the only people voting are the nut baggers and that is worrying theses idiots and as elections are coming around they are beginning to see that if they get a foot hold in there party they are going to have problems and racist ones to boot

    August 27, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  24. Jilli

    Buyers remorse? That's an understatement – even the republicans won't be able to pass of this level of crazy off as being a responsible choice for a senator. No amount of propaganda or lies will be able to change the fact that Angles views are ludicrous.

    August 27, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  25. streetsmart

    Conservatives dont care if a Conservative candidate is inept, just as long as its a consevative they will vote for them. They actually voted for Dubya twice and think Palin is a genius because FiXed NEWS says so. We had a taste of what a GOP Pres with a GOP House & Senate can do and all the whackos can say is that "its Obamas fault". They long for the days of Dubya and an all GOp House & Senate. If only they could yearn for Clintons $2 trillion surplus instead of a $3 trillion debt they might figure out which party to vote for. Sad

    August 27, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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