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State Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, the come-from-nowhere Tea Party favorite shooting for the GOP nomination to oppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has a significant lead heading into Tuesday's primary, although the number of voters still undecided has edged upwards, according to a Mason-Dixon poll conducted June 1-3 for the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Angle leads businessman and former college basketball star Danny Tarkanian 32 percent to 24 percent with onetime frontrunner, former state GOP chair Sue Lowden, at 23 percent. Three other candidates share 7 percent, 2 percent of voters prefer none of the choices and 13 percent are undecided (compared to 8 percent last week). The margin of error is 4.5 points.

Back in early April, Lowden was leading with 45 percent to Tarkanian's 27 percent, with Angle at 5 percent.

Sharron AngleMason-Dixon's Brad Coker told the Journal-Review that, given the number of undecided, he wouldn't say the race was a "done deal" for Angle.

But he said that Angle was benefiting from Lowden's own slip in the polls during a campaign marked by what many considered to be gaffes, such as her remarks on health care where she recalled in the "olden days," patients sometimes bartered for doctors' service by paying them with chickens and other goods. That became ridiculed as "chickens for check-ups."

"Can Lowden win?" Coker said. "I have my doubts. At this point my money is on Angle. But if Tark pulls a rabbit out of his hat, I won't be shocked."

In general election match-ups, Angle leads Reid 44 percent to 41 percent with 3 percent preferring someone else, 4 percent favoring none of the choices and 8 percent undecided. Tarkanian does best against Reid, leading him 46 percent to 39 percent with 2 percent preferring someone else, 3 percent liking none, and 10 percent undecided. Lowden has slipped in her standing against Reid, with the incumbent ahead 42 percent to 41 percent with 2 percent preferring someone else, six percent preferring neither and 9 percent undecided. The margin of error for the general election is 4 points.

In the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, former federal judge Brian Sandoval leads incumbent Gov. Jim Gibbons by 47 percent to 33 percent with 6 percent for former North Legas Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon. In the general election match-ups, Sandoval leads Rory Reid, son of Harry Reid, 51 percent to 37 percent with 10 percent undecided, while Reid leads Gibbons 44 percent to 38 percent with 11 percent undecided.

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Russell

This would be a good time for all the republicans to run as hard as as they can with ideas that are real.Its time for professional politicains to find another profession.

June 06 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply
consurvative

I think the Tea Party has the right idea.

June 06 2010 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johndeagun

I just spent two weeks working in Nevada and out of the thousand of people I spoke to I found four that were voting for Harry Reid...I don't think he's going to be re-elected. I found the overwelming majority to be thinking about Remembering Replacing and repealing.

June 06 2010 at 8:28 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply
wolfsonnydiane

The problem wiyh the tea party is they dont have a workable plan that would allow america to cut taxes and pay off the deficet. They want to shrink goverment but unless the pentagon and medicare and social security is damm near eliminated they wont be able to cut taxes and pay off our deficet.Just how taking all that money that goes to bussiness from the pentagon social security and medicare will effect bussines isnt known but i would think that it would cause millions to be laid off. The hard fact is they havent proposed a plan at all let alone one that has a chance at all to work.

June 06 2010 at 7:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
seavet

No libertarian canidate has ever gotten more than 11% of the vote, and that will not change here either. Those who want to get rid of Reid had better do a little reading on how the seniority system works in the Senate. Nevada is much better off as a state with Reid in his current seat. But knowledge has never been an impediment to stupid thinking

June 06 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse -18 rate up rate down Reply
drbuckles

Nevada has some of the lowest taxes and you are still having jobs problems and California has some of the highest tax problems and it has job problems? Don't you need to think about this some more possibly like why are the jobs leaving the country and the people who are running it, Republican and Democrat, support this. You need to start asking your Congress do they support this? We need to build our economy not the third world's economy.

June 06 2010 at 7:27 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
sallyanncohen

MS. ANGLE WILL DO A GREAT JOB AS A SENATOR - SHE STANDS FOR CONSERVATIVE PRINCPLES: SMALL GOVT., NO HEALTH TAKE OVERS; LOW TAXES AND SHE WILL REDUCE GOVT. SPENDING. THE DEMOCRATS WILL TRY EVERY TRICK TO SAVE MR. REID...BUT THE PEOPLE OF NEVADA HAVE DECIDED TO REPLACE HIM -- IF THE ELECTION IS HELD HONESTLY MR. REID HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF GETTING HIS PINK SLIP.

June 06 2010 at 3:51 PM Report abuse +23 rate up rate down Reply
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sifuchuck

Favorite bumper sticker: "Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends."

June 06 2010 at 4:08 PM Report abuse -22 rate up rate down Reply
denjaggers

The Tea Party Movement is made up of Republicans, Independents and a growing number of awakening Dems. Hardly a bunch of 'little girls with imagninary friends'... except perhaps to those who spend more time at their own peril trying to ridicule this force to be reckoned with, than actually reckoning with them in an adult manner.

June 06 2010 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diesel

This is a waste of an article and time. Harry Reid will win this election handily.

June 06 2010 at 3:11 PM Report abuse -29 rate up rate down Reply
plansmaker

LET NOT FORGET THAT DO NOTHING GOVENOR OF OURS, JIM GIBBONS WHO JUST LIKE HARRY REID IS COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT TO TURN STATE'S ECONOMY AROUND.
WITH HARRY REID AND JIM GIBBONS WHO NEEDS ELECTIONS. WE ARE PERFECTLY CAPABLE DESTORY NEVAD'S FUTURE BY OURSELF WITHOUT THEIR HELP!!!

June 06 2010 at 2:44 PM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply
plansmaker

THIS IS NOT ABOUT TEA PARTY, SHARRON ANGLE OR POLITICAL PERSUASION, IT IS ALL ABOUT WHAT HAVE HARRY REID DONE AD SENATOR FOR STATE OF NEVAD. FROM WHERE I LIVE, THERE IS A 14% UNEMPLOYMENT, MY NEIGHBORS ARE MOVING OUT BY FORCLOSURES, SHOPS AND BUSINESS ARE CLOSED LEFT AND RIGHT. SO YOU WANT TO SEND HIM BACK FOR MORE?

June 06 2010 at 2:30 PM Report abuse +28 rate up rate down Reply

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