Reid looks stronger in new poll, but still posts anemic numbers 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal conducted a new poll of Nevada’s Senate race. The good news for Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.: He’s close to two of his potential Republican challengers, and leads a third by three points.

The bad news: He’s only getting 39 to 42 percent of the vote in all three matchups, and Nevadans strongly disapprove of him.

Here are all four candidates. Notice e who’s upside-down:

Fav.     Unfav.   Neut.    Don’t

Sue Lowden           41%     28%     26%          5%
Harry Reid             37%     49%     14%            -
Danny Tarkanian 31%     17%     44%        8%
Sharron Angle      29%     23%     32%       16%

To invoke Jim Geraghty’s Corzine rule, any incumbent who polls in the low 40s in his matchups is doomed. Reid’s situation in this poll is better than if he were trailing by double digits, but I still don’t like the chances of any longtime incumbent with numbers like his.

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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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