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Bad News for Harry Reid

By on 3.6.10 | 11:39AM

Things ain't looking too good for poor ol' Harry Reid.  He lost his 60th vote in the Senate in January, the number of potential GOP election pick-ups just keeps rising, and he is one of the most endangered Democrats.

Even granting its tilt towards Republicans, Rassmussen Reports paints a dismal picture for the Majority Leader:

Two of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's Republican challengers have again crossed the 50% threshold and now hold double-digit leads in Nevada's U.S. Senate race. One big hurdle for the incumbent is that most Nevada voters are strongly opposed to the health care legislation championed by Reid and President Barack Obama.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Sue Lowden, ex-chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, with a 51% to 38% lead on Reid. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, but just three percent (3%) are undecided.

Businessman Danny Tarkanian posts a similar 50% to 37% lead over the embattled Democratic leader. Nine percent (9%) opt for another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

Last month, Reid earned 39% of the vote against both Republicans, while Lowden picked up 45% and Tarkanian 47% in their respective match-ups with him.

Tarkanian hit 50% in January, and both he and Lowden posted that level of support last September.

It would be a nice double blow:  Have Harry lose his seat while his colleagues are losing their majority.

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