Poll: Tea Partier Will Trounce Reid
And she was supposed to be the 'easy' opponent
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2010 1:11 PM CDT
Sharron Angle shakes hands of supporters after winning the Nevada Republican U.S. Senate primary election race Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Sharron Angle was supposed to be the easiest possible opponent for Harry Reid, but the rumors of his resurrection may be greatly exaggerated. A day after Angle’s primary victory, a Rasmussen poll shows her jumping to an 11-point lead over Reid, with 50% of the vote to his 39%. Another 5% preferred another candidate, while 6% were undecided.

Last month, that lead was a narrower 48%-40% for Angle, the weakest among the three GOP hopefuls. The numbers probably reflect less on Angle and more on Reid, whose support against any Republican this cycle has hovered in the low 40s. Reid still has months ahead in which he’ll try to argue that Angle is too extreme for Nevada.