Harry Reid v. Sharron Angle Race Remains A Dead Heat

Repeating a pattern we’ve seen for weeks now, the latest Rasmussen poll shows Harry Reid and Sharron Angle locked in an incredibly tight race for the Senate in Nevada:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid with 48% support and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle with 47%% of the vote when leaners are included. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and one percent (1%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Two weeks ago, the two candidates were tied at 48% apiece. This race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Ninety-three percent (93%) of Reid’s supporters say they are certain how they will vote in November. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Angle supporters say the same. But one thing’s for sure: This race isn’t a popularity contest.

As I noted last week, in the current political climate Reid should be in a lot more trouble in the polls. The fact that he’s still holding on says a lot about Angle’s weaknesses as a candidate.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. James says:

    Lifter Politicians: Many reasons for the current Political Status, Part of the problem is Lifter Politicians “Serving” till father time rings the Bell.

  2. James says:

    The fact that he’s still holding on says a lot about Angle’s weaknesses as a candidate.
    Pork, Earmark, Wallet, it’s the Pied Piper Syndrome, say a lot about “Entitlement Therapy”
    Charmers: They are Merlin the Wizard Charmers 🙂

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    I wonder how much each candidate has in the bank/how they are doing in fundraising. I know Reid had a huge war chest going into the general election, but I haven’t been paying attention to how much either candidate is spending. With these two candidates both having such low likeability, I think it will come down to how well Reid or Angle can saturate the media with their message.

  4. Neil,

    We should know some of that in a few days as End of Quarter FEC reports are due by COB tomorrow