#RedMeatThursday: Poll shows Gov. Sandoval could beat Senator Reid

Posted by: ST on July 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Senator Harry Reid

Trouble ahead for “Pinky” Reid?

I know 2016 Senate races are way off but this, my dear readers, is tantalizing for those of us whose top five Senate priorities include either politically neutralizing Reid or ousting him from office completely via the ballot box:

Gov. Brian Sandoval leads Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by 10 percentage points in a hypothetical 2016 U.S. Senate matchup, according to a new poll that represents the first public release of results in this potential race.

The survey, conducted by Harper Polling earlier this week, also shows, as other surveys do, Sandoval cruising to re-election (56-34) over Bob Goodman. The robo-survey of 602 statewide voters has a margin of error of 4 percent.

Sandoval crushes Reid among independents, 65-28. Reid’s 55 percent unfavorable rating is all but fatal — you know, just as it was in 2010.

There is a lot of other data in the survey, which pollster Brock McCleary said he paid for himself, likely as an entree into Nevada to try to get business. The numbers, demographics (43-37 Dem/GOP, 53-47 female/male) generally look solid, although Sandoval’s unfavorable number (30 percent) seems a tad high (although possible). Harper is a former GOP operative on Capitol Hill, running the polling operation for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Intriguing, to say the least, but as Andrew Johnson at National Review notes, Reid looked pretty vulnerable in 2010 but ended up winning by 6 points over GOP nominee Sharron Angle.  So who knows?

No matter who the eventual nominee ends up being, look for Reid, a Senator since 1987, to play all his usual dirty tricks and pull out all the stops, maneuvering the state political system to suit his own ends.  Typical of a paranoid entrenched liberal politico who can’t win the conventional way, you know, by earning (rather than BUYING) votes.

Stay tuned.

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  1. Chris in NC says:

    Won’t matter ST. The leaches and parasites have won. When it comes time, the state will do what it has always done, line up behind Reid

  2. Carlos says:

    Not to worry, ST. The SEIU is solidly behind Reid (as in tens of thousands of phantom and criminal alien votes – they’re better at it than ACORN ever hoped to be), and If Reid can’t find any real problems with Sandoval he’ll create them.

    And, on top of it all, Sandoval, a Republican, can surely find a way (a la national Repub “leadership”) to submarine his own campaign. Repubs are famous for that, ya know…