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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle remained deadlocked in Nevada's Senate race, with Reid holding a statistically insignificant lead of 46 percent to 44 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey conducted Sept. 7-9 for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Six percent are undecided and the rest do not like either choice. The margin of error is 4 points.

Two weeks ago, Mason-Dixon had Reid at 46 percent and Angle at 45 percent. A Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Sept. 1 had the two tied at 45 percent each.

The issues of the economy and jobs are the top concern of voters given that Nevada is suffering the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 14.3 percent. And that is putting the focus on the question of which way independents will turn. Mason-Dixon says a majority of them reject Reid's argument that the rotten economy is the fault of former President George W. Bush and they favor Angle's economic positions.

"Independents are buying her economic argument by large margins," Mason-Dixon's Brad Coker said. "I think they would be backing her even more if she didn't have all the baggage that's giving some people pause."
Harry Reid, Sharron Angle
Coker was referring to stands taken by Angle popular with her supporters in the Tea Party movement but less palatable to general election voters -- something that Reid has been trying to exploit in his torrent of negative ads directed at her.

Unaffiliated voters back Angle by a margin of 42 percent to 33 percent, with 11 percent undecided and 14 percent saying they preferred other choices.

Reid's attacks are most likely a contributor to the uptick in the number of voters who see Angle unfavorably, now 46 percent, up 3 points higher than two weeks ago. Thirty-five percent see her favorably and 19 percent have a neutral opinion.

Reid, who has suffered from negative numbers all year, is seen unfavorably by 52 percent and favorably by 41 percent, with 7 percent having a neutral opinion.

As for Harry Reid's son Rory, who is running for governor, the news is bad. The poll found Republican Brian Sandoval, a former state attorney general and federal judge, leading the younger Reid by 52 percent to 36 percent, with 8 percent undecided and the rest liking neither. The Review-Journal said the poll showed Reid "is at least visible in the rear view mirror."

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xsarg

My wife and i were at the Sunset Mall to early vote this week and we stopped on the top level and was looking down at the voting process going on. For some reason one of the people who were directing voters where to get in line to vote called out to my wife and myself that if we didn't stop looking down at them she would call security.I reported this at the police station in the mall letting them know how upset we were being accused of what ever this person thought we had done wrong.If this person wanted to look important they did accomplish it.We never voted that day because of this person.They know who they are.

October 21 2010 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RSK1177

Harry Reid should be voted out of office. He's as bad as Obama and Pelosi. Accuses everyone else about being partisan but doesn't recognize what he sees in his mirror. It's about time he got out and let someone else try to do a job that good for America !

September 15 2010 at 9:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
carolmcd7

I find it unbelievable that Sharon Angle is even IN the race...good grief, that woman is so "far out" that you couldn't make up the things she says. No wonder she avoids that press...she may have to say something intelligent, and that isn't in her nature. Her proposals are "off the deep end" and typical of the Tea Party. What an idiot !!!!!!!!

September 13 2010 at 10:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
American Infidel

factcheck.org

September 13 2010 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Danny

The VAST MAJORITY of the people who are CERTAIN Bush and the Republicans aren't responsible for the economic mess are the EXACT SAME PEOPLE who were CERTAIN Saddam Hussein was involved with 9/11, had weapons of Mass Destruction, and that the SON of the UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR to the UNITED NATIONS at that time, could be stationed at a STATESIDE US MILITARY BASE during the VIETNAM WAR could go UNOTICED and UNSEEN for even ONE DAY much less THREE MONTHS (every single soldier that had any desire to ever be promoted would know what he looked like, what he drove, what he did on the base and where they has ANY chance of running in to him before he ever showed up. They don't want their career destroyed by ripping someones butt for not saluting and then finding thier Daddy has more influence on the war than any General, Admiral or elected official other than the President). The Repubs don't tell you these lies that they KNOW the facts will show are ridiculous because they think their supporters are so smart. They do it because they know that if you look at ANY ranking by state of the public school systems, SAT/ACT scores, college degrees per capita or ANY other statistic involving superior education that 80-90% of REPUBLICAN leaning states will be in the BOTTOM HALFor the rankings, and 80-90%+ of the DEMOCRATIC leaning states are in the TOP HALF of the rankings. In fact, the lower the ratings, the more heavily the Repub leaning. Ever wonder why one of the Republican boogie men are "INTELLECTUAL ELITISTS" or in other words "The SMARTEST OF THE SMARTEST PEOPLE". Who do you want running the company that you depend on for your salary, the "SMARTEST OF THE SMART PEOPLE" or "THE AVERAGE GUY YOU HUNG OUT WITH IN HIGH SCHOOL". Think about this, who are you more likely to try to take advantage of, a SMART PERSON or a STUPID PERSON? If anybody can show me ANY INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED STATISTICS from a CREDIBLE SOURCE that proves what I claim in the paragraph above is WRONG I give you my word I will vote the STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN TICKET in EVERY ELECTION I am qualified to vote in for the NEXT TEN YEARS. GOOD LUCK!

September 13 2010 at 11:57 AM Report abuse -14 rate up rate down Reply
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exhiwayman

Her ads aren't talking about the last 6 or 9 years, Speaking for myself an independent voter the Health care bill is going to cost me in more taxes as they are going to tax the money I pay for my health insurance as well as the premimum are going to go up. They put stuff in the bill like a 1099 has to be sent into the goverment (IRS) from you if your business bought more than 600.00 worth of goods or services from another business. That way you are telling the IRS on the other business. Its more paper work for Small business and the big thing is What the hell does it have to do with Health Care????? So her ads are adressing the last 19 months. Reid has padded alot of special intrest in that bill I am still reading it I suggest you should try to get through it and then see if Reid is your Candidate.

September 13 2010 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
evanrogers

Reid should ask Obama to come down and stand side by side with him on the campaign. As a matter of fact the RNC should pay all expenses for Obama to appear. Reid has a little larger problem than most democrates he cannot run away from his health care vote and the people from Nevada will remember him selling them down the river in 50 days. Adios Harry.

September 13 2010 at 11:52 AM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
wlampe

Reid has to go. He's Obama's biggest enabler (w/Pelosi) for the irresponsible, reckless and massive spending binge that just ruined our kids future. He stands for "big government" and "limited enforcement of law" (depending on who the Dems are seeking votes from at our expense & safety - union or illegals). The country's future will be cast in November. Ask yourself: what has Reid done that has helped you or The Country? NOTHING. What has reid done to hobble & financially ruin Neveda and The Country? EVERYTHING

September 13 2010 at 11:48 AM Report abuse +22 rate up rate down Reply
dc walker

Anybody but Reid. Last December he took $10 billion of America's taxes to bribe Democrat elected officials for their health care vote. They caved in not to whether it was a good or a bad bill or even that they read the bill but because they were able to steal tax money. Landrieu received $300 million, dodd $100 million, VT and MA $2 billion (google). When the President of Mexico stood up in Congress and called Americans 'racist" the Democrats stood up and applauded per their leader. If you give Reid another term you are saying to heck with the constitution to heck with our borders.

September 13 2010 at 11:47 AM Report abuse +21 rate up rate down Reply
abscheetz

I think your article is a little biased, Sharon Angle's ads are in most respects more derogatory than Reids. When Angle's ads blame Reid for all the ills in this country when conservatives have been in charge for 6 of the last 9 years, this tends to get independant votes such as myself to lean toward Reid. Your article should point out to all that both sides adds are attacking each other rather than making Reid look like the bad guy. Or, is the writer a conservative and trying to get a little boost for his candidate??

September 13 2010 at 11:41 AM Report abuse -23 rate up rate down Reply
diegolonestar

Very good, Sandy. Except Dems took Congress in the '06 elections and started in '07. But you're absolutely right that that's when the economy took a nose dive and it's oh-so-conveniently overlooked by the left. Additionally, however, I was not happy at all when President Bush advocated the first bailout. We (middle/working class) have to cut corners and make sacrifices everyday to make ends meat. We got no bailout and without us, there's no U.S.

September 13 2010 at 11:38 AM Report abuse +25 rate up rate down Reply

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