Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harry Reid's Not That Popular in His Home State

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not very popular in his home state.  In a Daily Kos poll conducted by Research 2000, only 32% of Nevadans say they would reelect Reid,  41% say they would replace him, and 23%  would consider voting for another candidate.

In a head to head mathcup against former Rep. Jon Porter, who lost this reelection this past election, Reid is only winning by 6%.
Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 11/23-25. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)
Reid (D) 46 
Porter (R) 40
Kos concludes...
This race will clearly be a marquee 2010 battle. It may very well be the only serious pickup opportunity for Republicans. So we'll have a majority leader who is under serious electoral pressure at home, who is deeply unliked by his own constituents, leading our Senate caucus. If you think the cautious and ineffective Reid of the past two years was bad, we may be in store for much worse in the coming year.

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