Nevada: Angle, Tied With Reid, Comes East for Cash

Posted September 13, 2010 at 8:39pm

Republican Senate challenger Sharron Angle is making a brief East Coast swing this week in a dash for cash as she campaigns against the top Democrat in the Senate. The trip will feature events with national Republican heavy hitters, according to a source close to the campaign who declined to name names.

The tour begins Wednesday with a New York City fundraiser hosted by Steve Forbes and continues Thursday with meetings and a fundraiser at the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The NRSC has offered organizational assistance to the campaign since Angle won the June primary, and its independent expenditure arm has reserved $700,000 in October airtime in the state.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid releases new TV ads nearly every week that target Angle as too extreme for the state, yet every poll in the past two months — including a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey conducted last week for the Las Vegas Review-Journal — showed the two remain statistically tied.

Not since mid-July has a poll shown either candidate ahead by more than 4 points, and that continued with a Las Vegas Review-Journal survey released Sunday.

This new poll shows little has changed from the previous Review-Journal poll two weeks ago, which had Reid at 45 percent and Angle at 44 percent. Reid had 41 percent favorable/52 percent unfavorable, putting him slightly higher than Angle’s 35 percent favorable/46 percent unfavorable.