I can scarcely think of any better news come November than to learn that Harry Reid is no longer a U.S. Senator. Initial polling by Rasmussen from Nevada in encouraging.
Sharron Angle, following her come-from-behind Republican Primary win Tuesday, has bounced to an 11-point lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s closely-watched U.S. Senate race.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada, taken Wednesday night, shows Angle earning 50% support while Reid picks up 39% of the vote. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.I think more significant than the large leads is Reid polling at 39%. Candidates polling in the 30’s historically have a horrible time getting elected. These results are, as expected, more an indication of how unpopular Reid as opposed to excitement over Angle.
Additionally, fears that the tea party might fracture support for a Republican candidate in Nevada would appear to be unfounded or wishful thinking, depending on your point of view.
Despite their hotly-contested primary, Republicans already appear to be solidifying behind Angle who now earns 88% support among voters in her party. Reid draws 68% support from Democrats. Voters not affiliated with either party prefer Angle by 10 points.
Those numbers paint an ugly picture for Reid. Angle has far greater support from her party and is winning with independents.
May these trends continue through November.