September 15th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
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CNN/Time Poll: Reid-Angle race all tied up

(CNN) - A new poll indicates that the bitter campaign battle in Nevada between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle is deadlocked.

And according to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll of likely voters in Nevada released Wednesday, Reid has an advantage among women while Angle leads among men.

Full results [pdf]

Forty-two percent of people questioned in the poll are backing Angle, who enjoys strong support from many in the Tea Party movement, with 41 percent backing Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate who's bidding for a fifth term in the chamber. Angle's one point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. Five percent are supporting Scott Ashjian, who's running as a Tea Party candidate but who is shunned by many in the grassroots conservative moment, and 11 percent say they are voting for none of the candidates listed.

The poll indicates that Angle enjoys a seven point advantage among independent voters. The survey also suggests a strong gender divide.

"The traditional gender gap has always meant that men favor Republicans and women favor Democrats, and it looks like that pattern is emerging in Nevada despite the fact that the Republican is a woman and the Democrat is a man," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Nevada voters are motivated more by traditional partisan differences rather than identity politics."

In Nevada's gubernatorial battle, the Republican nominee Brian Sandoval holds a 58 to 31 percent advantage over Rory Reid, according to the survey. One in ten questioned say they're supporting neither candidate. Sandoval, a former federal district judge in Nevada, defeated Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons and three other candidates in the June GOP gubernatorial primary. Reid, a lawyer and commission chairman of Clark County, Nevada's largest, is also Sen. Reid's son.

"The younger Reid still wins three-quarters of the Democratic vote but he is losing two-thirds of the independents and nearly nine in ten Republicans," says Holland.

The CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted September 10-14, with 789 likely voters questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: CNN/Time poll • Harry Reid • Nevada • Sharron Angle
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. jim

    Even Obama has lost faith in Harry Reid. Obama is circumventing the confirmation process in order to get his person to head the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.Poor Harry it seems no one wants him !!!!!

    September 15, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  2. RedMan, Canada

    America is ranked 25th in math scores and 30th or something in English. You have a lot of confidence but not the substance to back it up. I think the term is, "talking loud as a motherf-er, but ain"t saying sh!t".

    You have become a country of blowhards who don't know their time has passed. Like the dinosaurs you are about to be extinct. Bye bye miss American pie.....

    Go ahead, vote for anyone you want. it doesn't make a difference. Your youth are being passed globally by the brown people that you look down upon.

    September 15, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  3. Bob

    Sharon Angle is a whack job. The fact that I'll be voting for her shows just how bad a job Harry Reid has done.

    September 15, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  4. idb

    Reid needs to go, he has lost all touch with reality.

    September 15, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. ben

    Nevada is already the jackass state thanks to Reid. I don't understand why people say "its gonna be".

    September 15, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. Republicans is smart in the head area

    There hasn't been a public debate yet. And when it occurs you can rest assured that Angle will come across as a nutjob, the video will go viral and the polls will shift. CRAZIES OUT!

    September 15, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  7. Barry In Las Vegas

    Harry's spent $8 million in hit ads for 3 months and is only tied. That tells you all you need to know.

    On voting day, it's going to be anybody but Harry. He lost the race the day Obama won and he started carrying his water.

    Good bye Harry and good ridance.

    September 15, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  8. Chris

    If all these Tea Party candidates and their supporters are so anti-government, then why are these people running for a government position and why are the anti-government teabaggers voting?

    September 15, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
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