Senate Majority Leader is already facing an uphill climb as he attempts force health care reform through an irascible Senate in Washington. But a new poll shows that fight could be nothing compared to what he faces back home in Nevada. In a new Mason-Dixon poll
of Nevada voters out today, Reid has just a 38% approval rating -- and is losing in a hypothetical matchup with both of the leading contenders for the Republican nomination.
It's not news that Reid is facing a tough reelection battle. But the new poll today shows he's made very little progress in regaining the trust of his constituents after weeks of trying.
The August Mason-Dixon poll, out in August, showed him with a 37% approval rating. In response to numbers like that, Reid launched what the Las Vegas Reivew-Journal called
a "promotional bombardment" featuring TV ads and other outreach. That effort appears to have not done the job.