Reid 46, Angle 43 in new Nevada Senate poll
October 13th, 2010
02:44 PM ET
11 years ago

Reid 46, Angle 43 in new Nevada Senate poll

(CNN) - A new poll indicates that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a three point advantage over Sharron Angle, his Republican challenger, in the Senate battle in Nevada.

According to a Suffolk University survey released Wednesday, 46 percent of likely voters in Nevada support Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate, with 43 percent backing Angle, the GOP nominee and a former state lawmaker who enjoys strong support by many Tea Party activists.
The other six candidates on the ballot are in the low single digits, with four percent saying they will vote for "none of these candidates," which is allowed in Nevada, and three percent undecided.

While Reid's three point margin is within the poll's sampling error, the Suffolk survey is one of only two recent polls to have Reid ahead. All other recent survey's conducted in October give Angle a single digit advantage over Reid.

The Suffolk University poll indicates that Angle holds a 22 point advantage over Reid among independent and non-partisan voters.

According to the poll, Nevadans are split on the job Reid's doing, with 49 percent saying they approve of how Reid is handling his duties as a senator, and 47 percent saying they disagree. But only 43 percent have a favorable opinion of the four-term senator, with 54 percent saying they see him in a negative light.

Forty-one percent of people questioned say they have a favorable opinion of Angle, with 52 percent saying they hold an unfavorable opinion of her.

Reid and Angle face off Thursday night in their first debate.

The Suffolk University poll was conducted October 8-11, with 500 likely voters in Nevada questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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Filed under: 2010 • Harry Reid • Nevada • Polls • Sharron Angle
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. We Must Continue The Republican Policies of Outsourcing American Jobs Overseas

    This ad in support of Sharron Angle has been paid for by the Chamber of Commerce – India Division

    October 13, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Jennifer

    America is rooting for you Harry!

    October 13, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  3. gt

    this race will be determine by who comes out to vote.... what group is fire up.... who do you think that is ....

    October 13, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  4. William

    Wow the Liberal CNN found one poll that gives Reid an edge while all the other polls place Angle at 49 and Reid at 47. Imagine the Glee at CNN to find one fake pool that favors their guy Reid.

    October 13, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  5. Jacob

    Go Harry! everybody is watching, Nevada!

    October 13, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Eric in Denver

    Dear Nevada if you like a bad economy, bad housing market, high foreclosures, highest unemployment in the country, and a washed up socialist hack vote for Harry Reid.

    October 13, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. john, PA

    In what nation did you take this poll ????
    7 out of 10 where I work don't agree with this president and Ried, don’t trust this president and Reid, won’t support the president and the Democrats in charge, sure, you keep asking the same question to the same people.

    Here is what a Democrat has to run on:
    highest unemployment in 10 years
    highest home foreclosure rate in 30 years
    higher taxes
    tax evading Democratic Party
    tax evading Obama administration
    the “Porkulus” Spending bill
    out of control budget / no budget
    health care reform disaster
    Cap and Trade=TAX
    4 terrorist attacks in the USA since Obama took office
    Oil spill disaster in the Gulf

    October 13, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Go DEMS!!

    Let's go Reid!! Send Angle and all of her crazy tea partiers packing back to the holes they crawld out of!!

    October 13, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |

    Reid are mocked out of his senate cause he have problems with demorcratic

    October 13, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. Not All Docs Play Golf

    I'm not a single issue voter, but anyone who advocates against abortion as a choice for a woman impregnated from a violent rape by a stranger is person whose style of thinking is one I would be far from comfortable with in dealing with any issue. Thus Angle is not a person I think we need in a position of power.

    October 13, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Nevadans are finally coming to their senses and see how psycho Angle is. She said herself she has McConnell in her pocket. She's already part of the establishment. The only difference is that she's a loon.

    October 13, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. Jamey

    There is one sure way to keep an idiot in power, challenge the idiot with another idiot.. Nice job elephants, you get a peanut.

    October 13, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    This can only mean one thing. I was FINALLY called to participate in a governor poll for MD. Not sure who called but even knowing that I am a Democrat they distorted some truths about O'Malley to favor ehrlich who already lost one election.
    That being said, I cannot believe that this lunatic still has 43 ratings in the polls. What part of she is NUTS don't the people of Nevada get. Please listen to what she has been saying about social security and medicare, the department of education, EPA, the cities in Michigan and Texas under Arab rule.
    THIS WOMAN IS A FIRST CLASS LUNATIC!!! Only thing she seems to be able to do well is to run from the press.

    October 13, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. vic nashville tn

    Times go on voters learn about candidates they gain support but tea party candidates lose their momentum

    October 13, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. pc

    lets just pray this poll stands. reid may be spinless but he is at least inteligent.angle is a fringe loon that wants to take america back to the stone age. we need to grow as americans making our country the best in the world, not let these ignorant rants of the tea party destroy us for years to come. our children deserve better than what the right extremes want to turn our country into. the palin days need to end an democracy restored among us for the sake of all of us.palin opened up the worst hate fest i have ever seen in my 65 years. the disrespect she has shown for our sitting president is an embarrassment to america. please americans, start showing love an understanding , work together to help our president do his job ,restore humanity and we will all thrive.

    October 13, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  16. Charles W. Skinner

    Ok, how about some equality in news stories, CNN. In EVERY poll where Angle is ahead, CNN notes that it is within the margin of error in THE FIRST PARAGRAPH mentioning the lead. In 'articles' that fit it's election profile, however, CNN buries the fact that the poll is WELL within the margin of error in the THIRD paragraph.

    Your BIAS is showing CNN Director Paul Steinhauser. This is why you keep bleeding viewers and readers to FOX NEWS. Fix it or become irrelevant. The choice is yours.

    October 13, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. stufthis

    The stupidity of tea bagger 'Sharia' Angle appears to be catching up with her.

    October 13, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    There is hope. It appers that the good people of Nevada are waking up to the fact that Angle is just plain CRAZY!

    October 13, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  19. zkacala

    just create an illusion he has more support well if so many support him he must be right candidate???wrong!!!!
    BTW it is lately difficult to post any negative comment about current administration cnn is trying to create that illusion as well??that so many think positive about what is going on in washington???

    October 13, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  20. ART

    Did anyone have any doubt that Harry would kick this morons butt, come on it all boils down to voting for someone crazy or some one sane

    October 13, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. jean2009

    This is good news. Maybe people are waking up to the fact that the Tparty people do not mean well for the working people.

    October 13, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  22. Vote for freedom and economic recovery - vote R

    Come on Nevada, you're smarter than this. Reid has messed up your economy, as well as hampered the economy of the nation. He forced Obamacare through the senate - knowing that over 65% didn't want it AND that over 85% were satisfied with their healthcare.

    Reid and the kooks in the media have distorted Angle's image. She's much smarter and qualified for the senate that Reid.


    October 13, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  23. stufthis

    She has $14 million to spend on calling Harry names, instead of helping Nevadans.

    October 13, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. Jayne

    If the Nevadans elect Angle who does not know her elbow from a hole in the ground, there is no hope for that country.

    October 13, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Ed L

    Angle is NUTS.

    October 13, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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