Oh, Don’t Tease Me.

1 comment May 20th, 2009at 07:50am Posted by Eli

Chris Cillizza gets my hopes up…

Just 38 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of Reid as compared to 50 percent who had an unfavorable opinion in a Mason-Dixon poll conducted for the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Asked whether they were planning to vote to reelect Reid next fall or would vote to replace him, 35 percent said they would cast a vote for Reid while 45 percent said they planned to replace him. Another 17 percent said they would consider replacing Reid.

More (potentially) troubling for the Democratic leader was the fact that just 61 percent of self-identified Democrats said they planned to vote to reelect Reid. Looked at one way, that means Reid has room to grow among base voters. Looked at another, the very people among whom Reid should be strongest are pretty strongly divided in their attitudes toward him.

Only 39% of NV Democrats wouldn’t vote for Reid?  Haven’t they been paying attention?  Haven’t they watched him completely squander their party’s overwhelming advantage in the Senate?  Reid losing, even to a Republican, would be the best thing that could happen to the Democratic party.  Assuming they don’t choose, say, Ben Nelson as his replacement.  Which, quite frankly, seems entirely possible to me.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Politics,Polls

1 Comment

  • 1. jack  |  May 20th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Campaigns are like wars.. you don’t fight this one based on your success in the last one… every war is different..
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