Rasmussen: Reid trails by 7 

A new Rasmussen poll shows Senate Majority Leader  Harry Reid, D-Nev., trailing former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, R, by 7 points:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada shows Angle earning 48% support, while Reid, the state’s longtime Democratic senator, picks up 41% of the vote. Eight percent (8%) like some other candidate in the race, while just two percent (2%) are undecided.

Rasmussen’s voter-turnout model may prove correct for 2010, but I remain skeptical until I see another pollster with similar results for Angle. Yet one result has been similar among all pollsters: You don’t often see incumbents survive with numbers like the ones Reid has been posting consistently, from a variety of different pollsters — high 30s, low 40s.

There’s a lot of good oppo research on Angle, but the onus is on Reid. His huge ad buys — positive and negative — are doing little to help him so far. It’s so bad that his own son, running for governor, is running away from the family name.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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