July 30th, 2010
09:51 AM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Reid-Angle deadlocked in Nevada race

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/16/art.reid.0715u.gi.jpg caption ="A new poll indicates Nevada’s Senate race between Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sharron Angle is deadlocked."](CNN) - The battle between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, is deadlocked, according to a new poll.

A Mason-Dixon survey conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV indicates that 43 percent of Nevada voters support Reid with 42 percent backing Angle. Reid led Angle by 7 points in the previous Mason-Dixon poll, which was conducted two weeks ago.

Reid is facing a difficult re-election as he bids this year for a fifth term in the Senate. Nevada has the highest unemployment level of any state in the nation and some of President Barack Obama's policies that Reid helped guide through the Senate are unpopular in the state.

Six out of 10 people questioned say they think the country's on the wrong track and more than half disapprove of the job Obama's doing in the White House. According to the poll, 52 percent of Nevada voters say the new health care reform law should be repealed.

Angle beat 12 other candidates in the June 8 GOP primary to capture her party's Senate nomination. The former Nevada state lawmaker enjoys strong support from many in the Tea Party movement.

The Mason-Dixon poll for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV Channel 8 was conducted July 26-28, with 625 Nevada voters questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Popular Posts • Sharron Angle
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Even if Angle seems like a bit of a nut, electing her would be a big step toward keeping the far Left from bankrupting the country. (Bankrupting it even worse, I should say–technically, we're already belly-up...)

    July 30, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    The fact that the sitting Senate Majority Leader is in a battle with such a weak candidate does not bode well for your chances this November, libs. You could have adjusted after Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts... but noooooooooo... so your arrogance and smugness will be your undoing. Hoisted on your own pethard.

    July 30, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Arriba-USA-Arriba

    How can anyone in their right mind vote for this lame duck again? Harry Reid is a LAME DUCK, including Obama...

    Nevada is sick of Reid!!!

    July 30, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. AJ

    Republicans in Nevada have shot themselves in the foot by chosing the extreme right-wing Tea Party candidate to run against Reid, now its going to be a tough race. Reid was so far behind inthe polls until this wing nut became the darling of the Nevada republican party. What a bunch of morons.

    July 30, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. PLEASE, Nevada!!!!!!!!!!

    NO MORE Harry Reid - PLEASE, Nevada, PLEASE !

    Here in CA, we'll work hard to see that Pelosi is the next to be voted out.

    Once this scary pair is gone, we can start rebuilding our country according to the founding principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    July 30, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    Reid WILL be defeated, because he went AGAINST the will of the people, and he was very aware he was violating his commitment to the people he represented.

    There is NO justification for the people to return him to Washington, whatsoever.

    July 30, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  7. C Smith

    Uh oh. Looks like all the Repubs who predicted that November was going to be a landslide could be wrong........

    July 30, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  8. svscnn

    A dead-heat in the polls probably means a win for Angle, as conservative voters in NV are more motivated and will be more likely to actually turn out at the polls than their less motivated liberal counterparts.

    A reversal of the national sentiment that put President Obama into the White-house.

    July 30, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  9. ThinkAgain

    Sharron Angle is an idiot – and only a fool would vote for her. She doesn't take reporters' questions because her handlers know that every time she opens her mouth, she provides further proof that she's loony.

    And regarding the 52% of Nevada voters who think health care reform should be repealed: I'd like to know what their opinion is of the health care they have now and please explain why they insist on protecting the insurance companies and their CEOs who make on average $14 million/year in salary? And how they feel when their coverage is dropped or treatment is denied by these same health insurance companies?

    And why they're against introducing true competition into the health care insurance marketplace?

    And lastly, why they believe all the nonsense coming from Republicans – when Republican policies are what tanked our economy in the first place?

    July 30, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Harry needs to hit the unemployment line just like the huge numbers already there thanks to the Liberal tax-and-spend policies that King Harold endorses!

    July 30, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  11. Charles W. Skinner

    Sen. Reid is going to get squashed in the November elections. As an incumbent, he should be up by more than 10 points right now, if his policies were actually good for Nevada. The fact that he's only just barely even means that he's actually going to lose by about 8 points by election day.

    The sample slice in this poll is actually kind of small. Statistically it's relevant, but honestly a poll with less than 2000 respondents at this stage isn't going to be accurate enough. +/-4 is a joke.

    July 30, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. Shameless Huckster

    Harry Reid is such a beady eyed rat. I wouldn't trust him to watch my dog, let alone run the country.

    July 30, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. Rang Tran

    Take out of all members of Senators and congress and replace with new face.

    July 30, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. Dave

    Yeah, keep smiling there, Harry! I thought this was the one you wanted to run against? Not looking too easy after all.

    July 30, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  15. Andrew Breitbart is a bottom-feeding, open festering wound on the American political scene . . .

    Vote Angel – bring back the 1800s!!!

    July 30, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  16. Andrew Breitbart is a bottom-feeding, open festering wound on the American political scene . . .

    Vote Angle – America needs to go back to the 1800s !!!!

    July 30, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. Donkey Party

    Just another poll that shows how stupid Americans are to vote for the GOP, especially Angle.

    July 30, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  18. TwM

    No matter what Reid needs to be ousted here is a man that knew the Health care bill was terrible deep down , that he voted 2x against it and had to correct his vote to yes. this man went against what his constituents wanted and against his conscience that told him no.
    In too long time to go.

    July 30, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |

    Anybody would be foolish to vote for Reid.

    July 30, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
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