Harry Reid in Real Trouble in 2010 Nevada Senate Race … Trails Both Republican Challengers Lowden & Tarkanian
Obamacare pulling Reid down.
The Nevada Senate election in 2010 is yet another example of an incumbent Democrat in serious trouble in a reelection bid. This time it is Senate Majority leader Harry Reid who according to a recent Rasmussen poll trails Republican challenger Sue Lowden 50% to 40% and trails Republican Danny Tarkanian 50% to 43%. What is remarkable is just how far under the 50% incumbent threshold that Reid is. The polling numbers seem to mirror other recent Nevada Senate polling.
I don’t care if Nevada voters are against Obamacare 52% -45%, I know better that you
The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of the 2010 race shows Sue Lowden beating Reid by 10 percentage points, 50% to 40%. Lowden is chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and the preferred candidate of the Republican party establishment.
GOP hopeful Danny Tarkanian beats Reid by seven points, 50% to 43%. Tarkanian is a former basketball player for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the son of a legendary college basketball coach.
What makes matters worse is Obamacare. A majority of Nevada voters oppose Obamacare and Reid’s threat of using the nuclear option of 50 vote passage in the Senate for Obama’s proposed healthcare reform will prove all but fatal to any reelection bid by Dingy Harry. The Senate Majority leader continues to live in fantasy land as he thinks that his reelection bid will look better next year when the economy is back on track.
Most Nevada voters (52%) oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, while 45% favor it.
However, because of Obamacare, the economy, unemployment, housing foreclosures, government spending and deficits out of control we see yet another state where the questions remains, where are the Obama coattails? Barack Obama carried Nevada in 2008 by 12% points. Now Obamacare is an anchor and Harry Reid has strapped that anchor to his leg.