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A Small, but Interesting, Shift in Rasmussen’s Nevada Poll

Hey, look who just went from down by 2 to a tie in the Rasmussen poll in Nevada’s Senate race?

The U.S. Senate race in Nevada remains very close.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Democratic Senator Harry Reid and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle tied with 47% of the vote each. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.

Two weeks ago, Reid held a two-point advantage over Angle.

Also note:

When leaners are included in the new totals, Angle attracts 50% of the vote, while Reid picks up 48%. This is the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey in Nevada to include leaners. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate.

It’s as if Angle had launched a big television-advertising offensive that was going toe-to-toe with Reid and freezing the race where it is, instead of holding her resources until the fall. Something like $575,000 in a week. Somebody ought to write about that.

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