Angle up by 2; None of the Above at 10%

Via CNN:  CNN/Time Poll: 1 in 10 in Nevada say ‘none of the above’.

The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll goes like this:

Angle (R): 42%

Reid (D):  40%

Ashjian (Tea Party):  7%

None of the Above:  10%

It is unclear to me from the wording of the story if the 10% in fact plan to actually vote “none of the above” (an actual option in Nevada) or if they simply don’t plan on voting at all for any of the above.  Indeed, even looking at the poll itself [PDF] it isn’t clear.

In regards to the Tea Party candidate who isn’t really receiving Tea Party support:

"It’s a two-point race with Ashjian on the ballot, but it’s also a two-point race when voters are asked a hypothetical question about a race with only Reid and Angle’s name on the ballot," says Holland. "That suggests that Ashjian is pulling his support about evenly from both sides, rather than taking most of his support from the Republican. Only about one in ten supporters of the Tea Party movement choose Ashjian in the three-way race."

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