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Poll Finds Reid and Angle in Close Senate Race

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LAS VEGAS  -- A new poll in Nevada finds the key U.S. Senate race between Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican candidate and tea party favorite Sharron Angle remains a dead heat.

An opinion poll released Friday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8 News NOW gives Democratic Senator Harry Reid a 46-percent to 44-percent edge over Republican candidate Sharron Angle.

That is well within the sampling error margin of plus or minus 4-percentage points.

If you recognize the name, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of each candidate?

Senate

Recognize
Favorably

Recognize
Unfavorable
Recognize
Neutral
Don't
Recognize
Harry Reid 40% 51% 9% --
Sharron Angle 37% 45% 17% 1%

If the 2010 election for Nevada's U.S. Senate where held today, would you vote for:

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND CLARK WASHOE RURAL
Harry Reid 46% 43% 49% 82% 9% 41% 50% 43% 30%
Sharron Angle 44% 50% 37% 14% 78% 41% 39% 48% 62%
Other 2% 1% 4% 1% 3% 3% 2% 3% 1%
None of these 3% 2% 4% -- 5% 5% 4% 2% 2%
Undecided 5% 4% 6% 3% 5% 10% 5% 4% 5%

Harry Reid was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and has served four terms in office, rising to the position of Senate Majority Leader in 2007. Do you feel Reid's seniority and influence in the Senate is too valuable for Nevada to give up, or not?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Yes 45% 37% 52% 76% 12% 43%
No 51% 60% 43% 21% 83% 54%
Not Sure 4% 3% 5% 3% 5% 3%

Which one of the following statements comes closest to your view:

  • 41% - Sharron Angle's views are too extreme for me to vote for her
  • 36% - Harry Reid's views are too extreme for me to vote for him
  • 11% - Neither is too extreme to vote for
  • 6% - Both too extreme
  • 6% - Not Sure

If a candidate has a different religious background than you, how important is that to you when deciding whether or not to vote for them? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?

  STATE MORMON/LDS

WHITE
EVANGELICAL
CHRISTIANS

ALL
OTHERS
Very Important 5% 9% 7% 3%
Somewhat Important 7% 9% 10% 6%
Not Too Important 15% 16% 29% 11%
Not Important At All 73% 66% 54% 80%

Do you consider yourself LDS or Mormon?

  • YES -- 9%
  • NO -- 91%

(WHITE VOTERS) Do you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian?

  • YES 23%*
  • NO 77%

* White evangelical Christians account for 18-percent of all state voters

When Las Vegas' City Center faced financial problems, Harry Reid stepped in to encourage banks to keep funding the project. Do you feel Reid's intervention was appropriate or was it inappropriate?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Appropriate 48% 43% 52% 74% 20% 47%
Inappropriate 36% 42% 32% 10% 66% 32%
Not Sure 16% 15% 16% 16% 14% 21%

Do you support or oppose the health care reform plan approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 39% 35% 42% 66% 9% 39%
Oppose 53% 57% 50% 26% 83% 50%
Undecided 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 11%

The telephone survey of 625 voters statewide was conducted Monday through Wednesday by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C.

Another Mason-Dixon poll two weeks ago had Reid at 43-percent, and Angle at 42-percent.

The new survey finds just 5-percent of voters undecided, while 3-percent want neither Reid nor Angle and 2-percent want someone else.

 

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