Reid And Angle Remain Tied In Nevada Senate Race

Despite a few polls over the past week that suggested that Sharron Angle was breaking away from Harry Reid in Nevada’s tight-as-a-drum Senate race, it’s fairly obvious that this remains one of the closest Senate elections in the country, as evidenced by the latest Rasmussen poll:

Just before their first and only debate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle remain locked in a too-close-to-call contest.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Angle with 49% support and Reid at 48%. One percent (1%) like another candidate in the race, and another one percent (1%) are still undecided. (To see question wording, click here.)

In seven consecutive surveys, both candidates have seen their level of support generally in the upper forty’s and both have touched the 50% mark but never topped it.  In those seven surveys, Reid has held the edge three times, Angle three times and they were tied at 48% in one. Neither candidate has held a lead outside the margin of sampling error. One week ago, Angle was up four, the widest gap between the candidates since late June.

Pollster’s average of all the recent polls (which doesn’t include this latest Rasmussen poll at the present time), shows the same thing:

The first and only debate between Angle and Reid is scheduled for Thursday at 6pm Las Vegas time, it will be broadcast on C-SPAN, and you can bet it will be one of the most closely watched Senate debates this year.

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Comments

  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    The election will win in a statistical tie (although “none of the above” will actually win). The party that loses by .00001% will press for a recount, while the other side says it’s undemocratic. Then, whichever side loses the recount will say the other side stole the election. And Nevada will only be represented by one Senator for at least 6 months.

    Woo!!

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