Reid’s chances look really dim

Health care bill is a killer

by Sherman Frederick
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 6, 2009

…A fresh poll, conducted last week by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C., for the state’s largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, shows Reid’s approval rating again stuck at a dismal 38 percent. This will disappoint a Reid camp that has furiously saturated the airwaves with advertising to, as the campaign puts it, “reintroduce” Harry to Nevada voters.

Apparently Nevadans didn’t need a reintroduction. Reid’s getting the thumbs down from 49 percent of Nevada voters — the same high level as the start of the year.

And, to make matters worse, Republicans and independents seem reunited and re-energized by the Obama presidency. Each of the two senatorial front-runners in this latest poll — Republicans Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian — would defeat Reid if the election were held today.

Lowden bests Reid 51 percent to 41 percent statewide. And what surely scares the Reid war room the most is the part of the poll that shows Lowden leading Reid in the Democratic stronghold of Clark County, 47 percent to 44 percent. It’s within the poll’s 4 percentage-point margin of error, but that’s still a killer number for a Democrat in Nevada…

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