Democrats Senate Leader Harry Reid in Real Trouble in 2010 Election Bid … Where are Those Obama Coat Tails?
Harry Reid finds himself well behind in bid for re-election. Wonder if he will call those who oppose his re-election bid, “evil mongers”? If the 2010 Senate election was held today, Reid would lose to both Republican challengers. By the way …. where are those Obamamessiah coat tails?
Now here is some real change you can hope for from Nevada … Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in some real trouble in his re-election. Reid finds himself way down in the polls with only about 38 to 40 percent of the vote. From the Las Vegas Review Journal:
The results suggest the Democratic Senate majority leader will have to punch hard and often in order to retain his position as the most accomplished politician in state history, in terms of job status.
Nevadans favored Tarkanian over Reid 49 percent to 38 percent and Lowden over Reid 45 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll.
Reid’s status makes him an icon of the Democratic Party and ties him to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Barack Obama, both of whom are losing ground among centrist and right-leaning voters in the country.
Winning “becomes more difficult when you are actually the one having to carry the water for the president,” said Richard Davis, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University in Utah. “He (Reid) has got to get something out of the Obama administration that he can claim as his own.”
Think there is not an anti-Incumbent wave in the air, especially against Democrats who have supported the $787 Stimulus and Obamacare? Think again. The high Vegas jobless rate at 12.5% may also have a lot to do with Reid’s dismal showing.