Rasmussen: Nevada Senate Race Now “Leans Democrat”

More bad news for Sharron Angle in today’s Rasmussen poll:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has edged ahead of his Republican opponent Sharron Angle in his bid for reelection in Nevada. Both candidates are seen to hold extreme views by large segments of the population.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Reid with 45% of the vote, while Angle earns 43% support. Seven percent (7%) favor some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

But 48% of the state’s voters have a Very Unfavorable view of Reid. Forty-one percent (41%) say the same of Angle. Overall, 55% have at least a somewhat unfavorable opinion of Reid and 56% view Angle at least somewhat unfavorably.

Sixty-two percent (62%) describe the longtime Democratic senator as a liberal, and 50% characterize his views as extreme. Forty-one percent (41%) put Reid in the mainstream.

Angle, who is seen as a conservative by 81% of the state’s voters, is viewed as holding extreme views by 58%. Thirty-seven percent (37%) see the GOP nominee in the mainstream.

All of which has caused Rasmussen to place the Reid-Angle race into the “Leans Democrat” column for now

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  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    If Rasmussen says it leans Democratic, Reid is a shoo in. Seriously Doug, didn’t you ever think that it was a bit suspicious that in spite of all those polls a year ago saying Reid was dead meat that the only people who campaigned for the Republican nomination were whackos. If it was going to be a walkover into a nice cosy senate seat you’d have thought some heavyweights from within the state would have thrown their hat in the ring. It never did add up to me. In Angle they picked the whackiest of the whackos and barrring dead girl, live boy scenarios Reid will be back.

  2. Brett says:

    A Rasmussen poll leaning Democratic? I agree with Joe – Angle is probably dead in the water.

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