Poll Has Pro-Life Sharron Angle Still Leading Pro-Abortion Harry Reid in Nevada
by Steven Ertelt
June 24, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll out of Nevada shows pro-life Republican nominee Sharron Angle may have lost the larger lead she held after getting a bounce following the GOP primary, but she still leads pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Rasmussen Reports shows Angle with 48 percent of the Nevada vote and Reid getting just 41 percent.
The latest survey of likely voters in Nevada has 8 percent of the Nevada population preferring some other candidate and two percent saying they are undecided.
Two weeks ago, coming off her primary victory, Angle posted a 50% to 39% lead over Reid, who many consider one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country.
Angle carries male voters by nearly 20 points. Reid edges her among female voters. Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer the GOP candidate by better than two-to-one.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Nevada voters have a favorable opinion of Reid, while 49% view him unfavorably. This includes 22% with a Very Favorable view and 43% with a Very unfavorable one.
Angle is regarded favorably by 48% and unfavorably 47%. These findings include Very Favorables of 17% and Very Unfavorables of 33%.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen said, "This returns the contest to where its been in surveys for months where Angle, a Christian conservative, ran weakest of the three Republicans seeking their partys Senate nomination in match-ups with Reid."
Prior to the findings two weeks ago, Angles support in surveys stretching back to December has ranged from 44% to 48%, while Reid has earned 38% to 43% of the vote. In April, Angle held a 48% to 40% lead over the Democrat.
Those consistent polling numbers show Reid will not likely fare well in November unless he is able to spend several million dollars on television commercials that may be able to boost his poor standing in the polls.
Rasmussen talked about the race, saying, "Reids campaign and national Democrats are already pounding away at Angles views as unacceptable to the state. But at this early stage, the race continues to be about Reid, who earned 61% of the vote when he was reelected in 2004 but whose support in this election cycle against any Republican candidate has never risen above the low 40s. Any incumbent at this point in a campaign who is earning less than 50% support is considered vulnerable."
Reids numbers fell even lower after he helped engineer passage of the national health care bill in March. Fifty-three percent (53%) of Nevada voters favor repeal of that bill, while 42% oppose repeal. This includes 45% who Strongly Favor repeal and 33% who are Strongly Opposed.
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