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In the latest pulse-taking on the Nevada Senate race, Majority Leader Harry Reid has edged into the lead over Republican Sharron Angle -- although by a statistically insignificant margin -- in a contest where a high percentage of voters have negative views of both candidates, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted July 27.

Reid is ahead of Angle by 45 percent to 43 percent with 7 percent preferring some other candidate and 4 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4 points.

It is the first time in eight Rasmussen surveys of the race -- including those before Angle won the GOP nomination -- that Reid has been in the lead. In two past polls, Angle had led by 11 points.

Harry Reid, Sharron AngleThis latest poll is in line with a Public Policy Polling survey conducted July 16-18, which had Reid ahead 48 percent to 46 percent. A poll conducted July 12-14 for the Las Vegas Journal-Review had Reid leading 44 percent to 37 percent.

Not only do majorities of voters see each candidate unfavorably, the number of those who regard them "very" unfavorably is high -- 48 percent for Reid and 41 percent for Angle.

Fifty percent of voters say Reid's views are extreme compared to 41 percent who say they are mainstream, with 8 percent undecided. Fifty-eight percent consider Angle's views extreme while 37 percent put her in the mainstream, with 6 percent unsure.

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canoeal

Seems like Nevada is like most of the US. They are tired od the extremes from both sides and want something new---politicians who can work for the good of the people instead of the party. Or maybe it is not so new. Isn't that is what the founders had in mind?...

July 28 2010 at 8:41 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
ddan8719

Harry may sew this one up.. as the democrats as i type are registring hundreds of new voters..With a ride on that new high-speed rail who could blame them..good job harry..

July 28 2010 at 4:01 PM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
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andrc657

The people of Nevada realize that Harry Reid, imperfect as he is, has been a very effective senate leader for the people of Nevada as well as the entire country. Why would Nevadans vote him out of office and elect a woman whose risky ideas are not in their interests and are far outside the mainstream.

July 28 2010 at 3:41 PM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply
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Kenneth

They should vote him out. He has done his job and now is getting to old. He should be able to retire. Some people do not know when to quit. This job was not meant to be for the rest of your life dying while in office.

July 28 2010 at 5:52 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
Musicby Les Mack

Come on Nevada, get with the program and get rid of Reid!!!!! Please!

July 28 2010 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply
Claggitt

As a Nevada resident, I hope that Angle goes down in flames. She is waaay to extreme in her views, and would be a big mistake. We would be giving up the number one guy in the Senate for someone who would be number 100. She has said she would bring back Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump another big mistake for residents of Las Vegas. She wants to outlaw alcohol( in Nevada!!!),she's in favor of "privatizing" Social Security, and doing away with Medicare altogether. She thinks flouride in drinking water is a "Communist Conspiracy" She's Anti-Abortion even in cases of rape, incest, or TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER! She's just plain crazy.

July 28 2010 at 3:08 PM Report abuse -14 rate up rate down Reply
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ddan8719

Exactly where are you geting these extreme views from..certainly not from the canidate..I urge you to go ther web-site and see what she really said about these so-called views...not msnbc..

July 28 2010 at 3:46 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
Tom

ddan8719, she denies what she says right after she has just said it. Maybe you should watch some of the tapes of her speeches and interviews.

July 28 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply

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