Friday, April 16, 2010

Harry Reid Trails Sue Lowden: Reid Needs Crossover Republicans and Independents

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is losing his war against the America people. Not in the way he said our troops were "losing" the war, but in the way that sends him packing up from Capitol Hill in full retreat.

Sue Lowden

The Las Vegas Review-Journal says for Harry to pull this out, he "must pick up far more support from crossover Republicans and independents, if he wants to have a chance of winning. I'm thinking Reid won't find many, if any, of either.
The survey of Nevada voters commissioned by the Review-Journal shows Reid getting 37 percent of the vote compared with 47 percent for Republican Sue Lowden, who would win if the election were today, while the slate of third-party and nonpartisan candidates would get slim to no backing.
The latest Mason-Dixon poll for the first time measured Reid's and Lowden's support in a full general election test instead of in a head-to-head or three-way matchup to see how much of the vote the record number of Senate candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot would siphon off from the Democratic incumbent and the top GOP challenger, pollster Brad Coker said. 
"The bottom line is that adding all these minor candidates won't really bleed support away exclusively from the Republican," Coker said. "They're not really bleeding much support from either candidate, Reid or Lowden, and if they do siphon off votes, it'll probably be about half and half."...
It may come down to this:
According to the poll, Reid is picking up 4 percent of Republican voters and 27 percent of independents while Lowden is winning 84 percent of the GOP vote and garnering 49 percent of the swing nonpartisan voters, whom analysts said will make the difference in the 2010 race.

As for Democrats, Reid is getting support from 70 percent of his own party compared with 15 percent for Lowden, mostly because conservative Democrats in rural Nevada often vote Republican, analysts say.
Harry Reid is well-practiced in ignoring truth. Here is even more evidence than already seen in his Senate performances:
Previously, Reid and his campaign have argued that the senator would win any general election contest because the full slate of candidates would splinter the vote, allowing him to eke out a slim victory with less than half the total. But the new poll discounts that re-election scenario. 
Still, Reid spokesman Jon Summers sounded confident Thursday that Reid could win a fifth term.
According to the poll, Reid is picking up 4 percent of Republican voters and 27 percent of independents while Lowden is winning 84 percent of the GOP vote and garnering 49 percent of the swing nonpartisan voters, whom analysts said will make the difference in the 2010 race. As for Democrats, Reid is getting support from 70 percent of his own party compared with 15 percent for Lowden, mostly because conservative Democrats in rural Nevada often vote Republican, analysts say.

Watch the video and see how wrong one man can be.



Harry Reid - The War is Lost (video)
Thanks to David Lemon for the tip.

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