Reid's Approval Sinks in Nevada
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2009 5:42 PM CDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Harry Reid may have a tough time getting Nevadans to re-elect him in 2010, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. If the election were today, 45% would definitely vote against him and another 17% would consider it, a new poll shows. About a third of voters would keep the Senate majority leader in office. The GOP's main problem? It still doesn't have a viable candidate to run against him, notes the Review-Journal.

Even in the liberal bastion of Clark County, 42% would see Reid go, compared to 39% who would vote for him. One pollster thinks Reid’s poor numbers are in part a result of President Obama’s “honeymoon” with voters. "Obama so far has been able to stay out of the fray and let Reid and Pelosi get their hands dirty," he said. "Obama's so popular, he's a hard person to take a shot at right now, so Reid and Pelosi become the punching bags."