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Supporters gather during a recent Sharron Angle for U.S. Senate rally

LAS VEGAS, Nev. / Nevada voters are all but evenly split among U.S. Senate candidates, with incumbent Harry Reid barely leading Republican opponent Sharron Angle in the latest Mason-Dixon Polling & Research findings.   

Angle trails Reid by two percentage points, with 44 versus the Senate majority leader’s 46, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday. With Nevada’s unemployment rate the worst in the country, both candidates have worked to champion job creation, with 53 percent of those surveyed preferring Sharron Angle’s proposal to cut taxes and deregulate private business. Another 34 percent preferred the Harry Reid-favored approach involving government job creation and Wall Street reform and regulation.   

In an interview with ABC News last week, Reid distanced himself from taking blame for Nevada’s 14.3 percent unemployment. Angle advocate and tea party supporter Sandi Fiske of Reno told Your Politics News on Friday she was disgusted by Reid’s remarks. 

“[H]is attitude gives his former supporters like me even more reason to vote in some new leadership,” Fiske said. 

Both Sharron Angle and Harry Reid are reportedly reaching out to more Hispanic voters in the days leading up to the Nov. 2 election. Angle’s camp says she’s hopeful for an endorsement from Hispanic gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval.


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