The Nevada Senate race remains a cliffhanger.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada, with leaners included, finds Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle tied at 48% apiece. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
The race continues to be a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Reid was reelected with 61% of the vote in 2004.
Two weeks ago, Reid led Angle 50% to 47% when leaners were included. Two weeks before that, Angle had a slight edge. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate. From this point forward, Rasmussen Reports considers results with leaners the primary indicator of the race.
If leaners are not part of the totals, Reid and Angle are tied with 46% of the vote each. They both earned 45% support in the previous survey when leaners were not included.
This is the second survey in a row that suggests the numbers for both candidates appear to have stabilized.
Ninety-one percent (91%) of Reid’s voters say they’re already certain how they will vote in November, as are 87% of Angle’s supporters.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Nevada was conducted on September 13, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.