Reid: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, I’d Win’

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is confident about his chances for re-election in November. So confident, in fact, that he’d hold the elections today, regardless of the polls.The Nevada Appeal reports that Reid told a crowd at a campaign stop Tuesday: “If the election were held today, I’d win.”

According to the Appeal, Reid thinks he’ll be helped by the number of potential candidates on the general election ballot. “Do the math,” Reid said.

The TPM Poll Average has Reid trailing former state GOP chair Sue Lowden by 52.0%-38.3%, Danny Tarkanian by 50.1%-39.3% and former state Rep. Sharron Angle by 50.5%-39.7%.

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