When Public Policy Polling (PPP) ran its July survey in the Nevada Senate race, Harry Reid was beating Sharron Angle by 2 points.
According the new PPP poll released today, nothing has changed. The full-ballot survey shows Reid leading Angle 47-45. All the third party candidates and “none of the above” combined to pull 7 percent of the vote and only one percent said they were undecided.
‘Tea Party of Nevada’ candidate Scott Ashjian, feared by many Republicans as a potential spoiler, pulled just two percent.
Reid’s unpopularity remained about the same with 52 percent disapproving of the majority leader, but the non-stop negative ad blitz by the Reid campaign has pushed Angle’s disapproval numbers way up. Angle’s negatives were a point higher than Reid’s at 53 percent, and 22 percent of the Republicans surveyed viewed her negatively.
The poll weighed the sample by giving the Democrats a one point edge over the Republicans. The actual voter registration edge in the state favors the Dems by five points, 42-37 percent.