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NV: 2010 Sen, Gov (LVRJ 1/5-7)


Las Vegas Review-Journal / Mason-Dixon
1/5-7/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Senate: story, results; Governor: story, results)

Nevada

2010 Senate: Republican Primary (trends)
Tarkanian 28%, Lowden 26%, Angle 13%, Amodei 1%

2010 Senate: General Electiontrends)
Tarkanian (R) 49%, H. Reid (D) 41% (chart)
Lowden (R) 50%, H. Reid (D) 40% (chart)
Angle (R) 45%, H. Reid (D) 40%

2010 Governor: Republican Primary (trends)
Sandoval 39%, Gibbons 23%, Montandon 7%

2010 Governor: General Election (trends)
43% R. Reid (D), 36% Gibbons (R)
53% Sandoval (R), 31% R. Reid (D)
41% Goodman (i), 24% R. Reid (D), 21% Gibbons (R)
35% Sandoval (R), 33% Goodman (i), 20% R. Reid (D)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Oscar Goodman: 43 / 15
Brian Sandoval: 36 / 5
Barack Obama: 34 / 46 (chart)
Danny Tarkanian: 33 / 16
Harry Reid: 33 / 52 (chart)
Sue Lowden: 32 / 17
Rory Reid: 25 / 35
Sharron Angle: 21 / 11
Jim Gibbons: 18 / 53

Do you support or oppose the health care reform legislation that appears likely to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Obama?
35% Support, 54% Oppose

Do you approve of disapprove of Senator Harry Reid's efforts to get a health care reform bill through the U.S. Senate?
33% Approve, 60% Disapprove

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

Looks like this poll was taken a day before the release of the latest Reid failure. He is finished.

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Stillow:

FM - he is definately finished. But the racist comments will fade away into nothing. Liberal Democrats are incapable of being racist according to the MSM....so his comments will be explained away as innocent remarks...... so it will pass....cus he is a liberal.

Now if Palin, Bush or ANY republican for that matter said anythign near what Reid said, it woudl be armageddon!!

I mean how many times as a conservative have I been called a racist o nthis site....despite never have uttered a comment even remotely racist?

Democrats, the MSM and so called black leaders like sharpton and jackson are all hypocrits, nothing more.

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Field Marshal:

Agreed Stillow. The liberal mantra of late has been, 'when logic and facts escape you, its never wrong to turn to far-out, ad hominen attacks like race baiting as your response.'

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Wong:

Lee Atwater, the Republican master strategist's favorite political tool was the soft race card and he used it time and time again effectively. Case in point was the Willy Horton ad in 1988, it's primary incendiary feature being a black man murdering white women. The Republican invention "welfare mom" was nothing but a racist rant, considering that the largest recipients of welfare had always been rural poor whites.

Whether it was Nixon's law and order campaign playing on fears of racial turmoil in America in 1968 or the famous southern strategy of Ronald Reagan who opened his campaign (1980) in the very same rural town in Mississippi where civil rights workers were murdered, the message for people of color has always been the same. Republicans are not your friends.

Reid's remark may have been impolitic, but it was not racist. His support, time after time , of policies that support the working poor, speaks volumes more than such a remark. This feigned outrage of liberal racism is nothing more than an amatuerish attempt for Republicans to play the race card, shamelessy,.. once again.

Republicans who seem shocked to be called racists should take a good hard look at the party they have chosen to be a part of.

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Stillow:

I see the liberal talking points are now out, thanks wong! When a liberal says it its impolite, when a republican says its racist.

Again I will point out the obvious here. Just imagine the reaction if sarah Palin said the exact same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every liberl and liberal group from here to Mars would be demanding her head on a plate, but since its liberal Reid, its simply impolite.

The liberal arrogance and hypocrisy these days is absolutely astounding.

You guys have degraded and politisized racism to the point where its nothing more these days than a left wing slur. Your abuse of it has served to play cover for actual genuine cases of racism.

Seriously, I have lost count on how many times I have been called a racist o nthis site because I disagree with various aspects of the Obama agenda.

The left is shameful, disgusting and one day this nonsense will catch up to you.

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Wong:

Stillow,

Your welcome. I would challenge you to tell me exactly how Reid's remarks were disparaging.

There is a big difference between talking about race and speaking racist remarks.

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Stillow:

How about you tell me how'd you react if Bush Or palin said the exact same thing.......wait, I am sure you'd say it was simply impolite, accept the apology and move on........

Loads of crap.

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Thaddeus:

After the HCR bill passes, Reid Steps down as Leader in late Feb and announces his intention to not run again. Dems don't have a bench and AZ will be fully red, but it will make the repubs spend in the race, where now they don't.

I really don't see how making a comment about how someone is electable is racist. Hell, I maintained for along time that there was no way that a Black man running for president was going to get elected. Does that make me a racist? Just as I was shocked that a openly gay person was elected mayor in some town in Texas. I thought it was a capital offense there.

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Wong:

Stillow,

Impolitic and impolite are two different words.

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Mayor Quimby:

"I really don't see how making a comment about how someone is electable is racist. Hell, I maintained for along time that there was no way that a Black man running for president was going to get elected. Does that make me a racist? Just as I was shocked that a openly gay person was elected mayor in some town in Texas. I thought it was a capital offense there."

It racist when you imply that he is ONLY electable because he is light skinned and doesn't speak like Kanye West.

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Wong:

There is a huge difference between describing the nature of the national political environment and speaking disparagingly about Blacks. Reid's remarks were exclusively about the former, although fumbling.

What is remarkable is the inability of those on the right to see the difference

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Farleftandproud:

I still think that the GOP should keep their mouths shut considering they had tea parties with Obama being portrayed as an African witch doctor and yes, there were actual politicians there or former ones; Dick Armey, A house conservative Marsha Blackburn, Jim Demint and others. I never heard any of these people condemn them for this as well as in Missouri, when Claire Mccaskill at her town hall, the person in the crowd ripped up a picture of Rosa Parks. I never heard anyone from the right, other than John Mccain, speak to them about it.

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Farleftandproud:

I do think that Harry Reid should decide not to run, after we get the healthcare passed. I think that the Democrats should look for a strong Democrat in Nevada, who is relatively young and not tied down to Washington. Nevada will a lot tougher to keep the seat than in CT, but in CT, a popular well known Democrat is running ahead in the polls. Harry Reid has been an honest politician who has bent over backwards to pass healthcare which is extremely hard. Years from now, I am confident that the leaders in the senate now will be remembered for taking on challenges that many thought would have been impossible 10 years ago. The voters can vote the way they want in 2010, but the truth will come out in the end.

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Farleftandproud:

What is quite true though, is that race is still a huge problem in America. Obama was expected to change it, and many people believed it. I knew there would be a backlash. The birthers, the heckling and the town halls wouldn't have happened with a white Democratic president. At least it took Bill Clinton into a huge sex scandal to cause the war against the president. I think it is unfortunate and infantile that in 2010 we still live in a country where there is fear because too many people view obama as foreign, soft on terror because his name sounds Islamic. I am tired of cable news and their whole rabble rousing. I think Obama is weathering the storm and is remaining very grown up, with a lot of politicians on both sides acting like adolescents. Reid's statement didn't help and as much as I admired Hillary, I felt uneasy about having Bill in the picture. Bill Clinton had great ideas in the beginning but unfortunately hurt is presidency through his own childish behavior. Obama is standing strong and will weather the storm no matter what kind of punches his opponents give him.

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Wong:

I gotta love old Harry. His popularity in NV was good until he took on the role as majority leader, a role for which his style was not a perfect match. The people of NV are as anxious as anyone in this economy and would just as soon have a Senator they feel represents their interests first, and then worries about the affairs of the nation. He has, in my eyes, redeemed himself by his skillful navigation of HCR through the Senate and I agree with farlest. HCR will be remembered as a giant step forward,in the manner of Social Security, and Medicare/Medicaid, and it will be forever associated the Senator Reid

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Wong:

Sorry, Farleft, not farlest

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Farleftandproud:

I think when the party's pick a majority leader they should look for other things than seniority. For the Republicans they had Trent Lott and now Mitch Mcconnell from very red states, and Harry Reid and Tom Dashle a few years ago are from Center/right states. I think the Democrats should have picked Chuck Schumer, John Kerry or Dick Durban from IL. I think Harry Reid had personal issues with his popularity back in 2008. I remember his approval as terrible a year ago when Obama was at 66 percent approval. Nevertheless, he is there, and like a good football coach; win the superbowl and than retire! I think Nevada may have to look for new prospects.

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Farleftandproud:

Getting back to Bush on racism, he covered his tracks fairly well at not opening his mouth with racial comments. I do believe that passing a constitutional ammendment against gay marriages in my eyes was an act of hate. The katrina reaction was an act of non-importance of poor people who were mostly black. He was good at not actually making statements that were racist, but nobody really asked him the right questions. After 9/11 the media threw him their trust and support, and it got us where we are now.

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Field Marshal:

"Getting back to Bush on racism, he covered his tracks fairly well at not opening his mouth with racial comments. I do believe that passing a constitutional ammendment against gay marriages in my eyes was an act of hate. The katrina reaction was an act of non-importance of poor people who were mostly black. He was good at not actually making statements that were racist, but nobody really asked him the right questions. After 9/11 the media threw him their trust and support, and it got us where we are now."

LOL. Pathetic. Farleft, even you cannot really believe that garbage you just typed, or can you?

Reid is a racist. Plane and simple if you are going to imply Lott or any other Reps is a racist. You can't have it both ways otherwise you're a hypocrite.

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Pluoticus:

Well, If nothing else, can we agree that what Harry Reid said was.....creepy?

I mean, who talks like that??? Was he drunk? It's ridiculous! But I say let him keep his job. Guaranteed GOP pickup in Nov.

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