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Sharron Angle Leading Nevada’s GOP Primary?


This morning the Suffolk poll offers a surprising result in Nevada:

Buoyed by endorsement from top conservatives, Sharron Angle has jumped into the lead among Republicans vying in Tuesday’s primary for the right to face off against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this fall, according to a poll released Thursday.

The new poll shows Mrs. Angle at 33 percent, followed by Las Vegas businessman Danny Tarkanian at 26 percent and [Sue]  Lowden, a former Nevada state senator, with 25 percent. Several other GOP primary candidates came in at 4 percent or less.

A somewhat reassuring fact for Lowden and Tarkanian: Last fall, Suffolk’s final New Jersey poll proved well off the mark:

Though most polls are showing the New Jersey governor’s race to be dead even between incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine and former U.S. Attorney and Republican challenger Chris Christie, a new poll by Suffolk University signals that Corzine (42 percent) leads comfortably over Christie (33 percent), with independent Chris Daggett trailing with 7 percent.

And their final Virginia poll underestimated Bob McDonnell’s win by a bit:

Republican Bob McDonnell is just days away from a decisive win over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the Virginia gubernatorial race, according to a poll released today by Suffolk University.  McDonnell led Deeds 54 percent to 40 percent, with 5 percent undecided.

However, they were definitely in the right neighborhood in Massachusetts:

Suffolk University released a statewide poll Thursday, Jan. 14, that showed Brown (50 percent) leading Coakley (46 percent) by 4 points. The results showed a race within a margin of error of 4.38.

And there is little reason to doubt that Angle has taken off like a rocket as the primary approaches next week.

Tags: Danny Tarkanian , Sharron Angle , Sue Lowden


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