Nevada: Harry Reid Loses Lead to Pro-Life Sharron Angle, Senate Race Now Tied

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 14, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Nevada: Harry Reid Loses Lead to Pro-Life Sharron Angle, Senate Race Now Tied

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 14
, 2010

Carson City, NV ( — The Nevada Senate race remains a cliffhanger as pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has lost the lead he had over pro-life challenger Sharron Angle. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters shows, with leaners included, the two are tied at 48 percent.

Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided.

Two weeks ago, Reid led Angle 50% to 47% when leaners were included. Two weeks before that, Angle had a slight edge.

Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.
If leaners are not part of the totals, Reid and Angle are tied with 46% of the vote each. They both earned 45% support in the previous survey when leaners were not included.

This is the second survey in a row that suggests the numbers for both candidates appear to have stabilized. Ninety-one percent (91%) of Reid’s voters say they’re already certain how they will vote in November, as are 87% of Angle’s supporters.

Angle picked up endorsements from National Right to Life and the Susan B. Anthony List pro-life groups after she won the Republican primary and Nevada Right to Life backed her as well.

“The State of Nevada is fortunate to have a champion of the unborn running for United States Senate against Harry Reid,” Jeremy McNeil, director of the Veada Right to Life PAC, told “While a state legislator, Sharron Angle consistently voted according to her pro-life convictions and sponsored significant pro-life legislation.”

“Sharron Angle and Harry Reid stand in stark contrast on the issue of abortion. While Harry Reid asserts he is pro-life, his actions belie his words,” McNeil said.

She said, “Reid has helped spearhead the Obama Administration’s radically pro-abortion agenda, including blocking an amendment to prevent the federal government from subsidizing health plans that cover abortion on demand and voting to fund the U.N. Population Fund, which has significant ties to government-coerced abortions in China.”

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