Nevadans aren't warming up to Sen. Harry Reid, despite plenty of early advertising designed to boost his image, a new poll shows.
Just 38 percent of respondents said they had a favorable opinion of the Democratic Senate majority leader, the same percentage as in October and 1 point higher than in August.
The survey of 625 registered Nevada voters by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research suggests the promotional bombardment that Reid launched more than six weeks ago has yet to hit its target.
"I'd be worried," said Michael Franz, an assistant professor at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, who studies political advertising. "I'd stop if I had aired ads for two or three weeks and it wasn't moving the needle."
According to the poll commissioned by the Review-Journal, 49 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion of Reid, while 13 percent were neutral. [...]
There are really two Harry Reids. In Washington DC, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is one of the nation's most powerful Democrats (even though he gives Nancy Pelosi the creeps).Through his leadership the senate has passed many of the Democratic party plans that are putting a foot on the neck of American's civil liberties.
Then there is the Nevada Harry Reid. The one that is supposed to represent the people of Nevada, a "purple state." What the Nevada voters have seen lately is a party leader that puts the progressive priorities of his party in front of the needs and wants of his home state.
The Nevada Harry Reid, who will be seeking a fifth term in office November 2010, is trailing possible Republican challengesr Danny Tarkanian, son of the legendary Jerry Tarkanian, former basketball coach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Sue Lowden, the Nevada Republican Party chairwoman and a former state senator. [...]
I'll tell you what I really think of the Hairless Reid later.
Harry Reid has spent the last six weeks and a good chunk of money attempting to rebuild his image in Nevada. The result? According to a Mason-Dixon poll sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Reid has managed to get only 38% of Nevadans to support him. In head-to-head matchups, Reid loses against both of the major Republican challengers outside the margin of error: [...]
So many numbers. It's a good thing that most of the "numbers" are usually wrong. I rarely go by poll numbers because I think on my own. let others worry about the numbers...it keeps me safe from harm.
Perhaps Reid is losing so badly because of this:
[...] I was on a conference call with Lowden (weeks and weeks ago) and she talked a lot about Harry Reid's huge campaign warchest -- the most, by far, any politician had ever accrued in Nevada.
All that money and all those ads and people still don't like this worm. One point. One point they moved the needle. [...]
One point. ReidCoCare. Moron.
This clown Harry Reid is a class act dufus. He says he's against something any later on, perhaps the same day, votes for thast which he is against. Right when the Troop Surge was working, he said that the war was lost. Just pick a subject and he will be on 5 differing sides of 10 different ways to take a side. Reid is a blithering idiot and he does have the hots for PelosiCare. Makes me ill.
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