Monday, August 2 2010 2:51 PM EDT2010-08-02 19:51:23 GMT
The Las Vegas Review Journal and 8 News NOW commissioned a statewide poll of Nevada voters looking ahead to the November mid-term election. Inside, see the full poll results.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The latest 8 News NOW/Review Journal poll results are in and the Nevada Senate race is now a dead heat. Senator Harry Reid leads Sharron Angle 43 to 42 percent. Angle went up five points in the past two weeks.
The poll conducted by Mason-Dixon has a margin of error of four percent. The good news for Reid is that Angle's unfavorable ratings are increasing as people see her more on television. But the good news for Angle is that Senator Reid's unfavorable ratings are even higher now at 51 percent. 8 News Now got answers from both campaigns.
"As voters get to know more about Sharron and her record, the numbers will continue to trend in her direction and unfortunately for Harry Reid, Nevada voters already know who he is," said Ciara Matthews, Angle's deputy communications director.
Angle's numbers did go up seven points among men but she still has a double digit deficit with women. Both sides are preparing for huge new television advertising buys. Outside interest groups are sticking to attack ads while the ads from the campaigns are attempting to highlight ideas and achievements.
"He's already run positive ads on how the healthcare reform bills are already starting to work for people in Nevada. He's running positive ads on job creation through clean energy jobs. He's running positive ads on his work to build the veteran's hospital here in southern Nevada," said Jon Summers, Reid spokesman.
There's another recent poll done by Rasmussen Reports showing a two-point lead for Senator Reid. Rasmussen Reports has shown the largest swing of support towards the Reid campaign. Sharron Angle had a 11 point lead after her primary victory but Rasmussen says it's now 45 to 43 with Reid polling ahead.
The ground war of campaigning is about to get hot as Angle does more campaign appearances and Senator Reid spends much of August in Nevada.