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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

An Absolutely Abysmal Poll for Sharron Angle



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Harry Reid now leads in the Rasmussen poll, 45 percent to 43 percent.

The firm now classifies the seat as “Leans Democrat.”

I’ve talked to Nevada Republicans who aren’t giving up. Some of them say that Angle is getting a bit better at message discipline, focusing on emphasizing her message instead of getting drawn into what Reid and his allies want to talk about. She’s bringing in new staffers, and she still has an easier task, of simply convincing Nevadans she’s better than an incumbent whom they have decided they don’t like.

But this is an appalling poll result when Rasmussen finds 49 percent of Nevadans “strongly disapprove” of Obama’s job performance, and 48 percent “strongly disapprove” of Reid’s job performance, and 55 percent describe their financial situation as “getting worse.”

What’s hurting the Republican? For starters, an astounding 58 percent find Angle’s positions “extreme.”

If only someone had foreseen Angle’s challenges in the general election.


Tags: Harry Reid , Sharron Angle


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