Like Father, Like Son … Rory Reid Behind in Polls to GOP’s Sandoval & Montandon for Nevada Governor Race
Rory Reid, paying for the sins of his father with voters …
How much of the anti-incumbency and overall mood of Nevada voters against Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid is rubbing off on his son Rory Reid’s election chances? Looks like a lot. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Rory Reid trails both Republican hopefuls Brian Sandoval and Mike Montandon (R)
Republican front runner Brain Sandoval now has an 18-point lead over Democrat Rory Reid in Nevada’s gubernatorial race.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Nevada voters finds Reid, son of Senator Harry Reid, trailing Sandoval 53% to 35%. Seven percent (7%) prefer another candidate, while five percent (5%) are undecided.
Another GOP hopeful, North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon, posts a 42% to 37% lead over Reid. In the previous survey, Reid led Montandon 40% to 36%. Thirteen percent (13%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
Reid is ahead of Nevada’s unpopular incumbent Republican Governor Jim Gibbons by a 44% to 36% margin; however, there is little chance that Gibbons will be on the ballot in 2010. This shows that there is obviously an anti-incumbency mood in Nevada, yet expalin why Rory Reid trails Sandoval & Montandon? The answer … Harry Reid.
Rory Reid faces what will be an almost impossible task come this November and that is to separate himself from his most unpopular father, Harry Reid. Presently, both GOP hopefuls for the Senate, Lowden and Tarkanian, are both polling over 50% while Harry Reid lags some 13% points behind. Harry Reid continues to champion the unpopular Obamcare bill in the Senate which will come back to haunt his son in the governors race.
The dilemma that Rory Reid faces is as follows, there is going to be a large amount of voter backlash against incumbent Senator Harry Reid during the midterm election and all of those same voters are hardly inclined to vote for Reid’s son. Rory can expect nothing more than the anti-Harry Reid coattails this November via proxy from the anti-Obama coattails.