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3:00 p.m. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is back leading the Senate's brief fall session, and he doesn't appear interested in talking about his tough battle back home.
At his first press conference since returning from summer break, I asked why his race back home is so tight. Reid insisted that his pollster is one of the finest, and "I'm satisfied where I am in the polls today."
A Las Vegas Sun poll released two days ago showed Reid with 46%, and his GOP Tea Party backed opponent Sharon Angle at 44%. The race is well within the 6 point sampling error.
Our exchange, after the jump:
Q: Sharon Angle is somebody who her fellow republicans, many of them, say she is out of the mainstream. You are the Senate majority leader, very well known in Nevada, why is she neck and neck with you in the polls?
Reid: "Well I'm not going to get into a battle over the polls here today."
Q; Then why is it so tough for you...
Reid: "Are you going to let me answer the question? I'm not going to get into a battle of the polls here. I'm satisfied I think I have one of the finest pollsters in America, and I'm satisfied where I am in the polls today."