July 16th, 2010
10:12 AM ET
12 years ago

Poll: Reid moves ahead of Angle

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/16/art.reid.0715u.gi.jpg caption ="Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a 7-point lead over Sharron Angle in the Nevada Senate race, according to a new poll."](CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has taken a seven-point lead overRepublican opponent Sharron Angle, according to a new poll published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon, shows Reid ahead of Angle, 44 to 37 percent, with a 4 percent margin of error. The poll is the first Mason-Dixon survey showing Reid's lead exceeding the sampling error. Voters will decide the contest in November.

Ten percent of the poll's respondents were undecided, while 9 percent preferred someone other than the two major party candidates.

Reid's aggressive advertising campaign, according to the survey, has eroded Angle's support across the board. Angle's support has dropped 9 percent among men and 5 percent among women. While she still dominates among Republicans, her support has dropped by 11 percent with GOP voters. She's also fallen by 6 percent among independents, and 4 percent among Democrats.

The poll of 625 likely Nevada voters was conducted by phone from July 12-14.

Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Polls • Sharron Angle
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Cody

    I guess its time for th GOP to crank up its dirty tricks machine and inject some Tesas oil money into this campaigh to create a "grass roots" mandate of the people come November.

    July 16, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  2. Wil in the VA.

    For the republicans and the tea party the polls wont matter now. People in Nevada are finally getting a clue who this wack job is and it's about time.

    July 16, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Reborn

    I'm not a fan of Sen. Reid. He is a weak majority leader and should be replaced by a "true" progessive but Reid isn't Sharon "How dare you use my words positions against me!" Angle and so he gets my support.

    July 16, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. Dano

    This is why Ms. Angle won't give interviews to anyone but ultra conservative outlets. Once the general public gets to hear her say how Americans should barter chickens for medical care and some of her other extremist views, her polling numbers start to drop rather quickly.

    July 16, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. mike d

    Nominating Sharron Angle may have just been the best thing the GOP's ever done for Harry Reid. I can't help feeling that a more moderate, experienced, heavyweight candidate would have given Reid far more to worry about.

    July 16, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Buying elections by spreading paranoia, fear and dumbing down of the American Voter

    When the light is shined on her far-right beliefs, people realize that Angel is not "right" for Nevadans

    July 16, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  7. Doc

    Remember the last time a candidate decided they were following "God's Will"? I hope you do out there in Nevada.

    July 16, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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