(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.
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