Over the last week, a flurry of polls of the Nevada Senate race have been released that tell a similar narrative — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican rival Sharron Angle are statistically deadlocked. A new CNN/Time poll released today finds one more batch of numbers that support the trend. Among likely voters, the survey shows Angle leading Reid 42%-41%, with Tea Party candidate Scott Ashijan earning 5%.
There is no previous CNN/Time poll for direct comparison. But no mainstream poll conducted over the last two months has produced an advantage for either candidate outside of its margin of error. Most recently, Rasmussen saw a 48%-48% tie in its September 13 survey, Ipsos gave Reid a slight 46%-44% edge in its September 12 poll, and Fox News’ September 11 poll found Angle up 45%-44%.
Worth noting, when the CNN/Time poll surveyed the wider pool of all registered voters (instead of just likely voters), Reid led 42%-34%.
Though no recent poll has produced a noteworthy lead for Reid, the Democrat is still up in the TPM Poll Average, 47.3%-44.7%.The CNN/Time poll also finds Republican nominee Brian Sandoval leading Democratic nominee Rory Reid, 58%-31% in the Nevada gubernatorial contest. Sandoval’s lead has remained in the double-digits over the last few months. The TPM Poll Average finds him on top 55.5%-35.1%
The margin of error for the latest CNN/Time poll is Â±3.5 percentage points. For more coverage on the Nevada Senate race, check out TPMDC’s coverage here. For more on the state’s gubernatorial contest, click here.