The new Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll of the Nevada provides further corroboration that Tea Party-backed former state Rep. Sharron Angle has taken the lead in this Tuesday’s Republican primary for Senate.
The numbers: Angle 34%, former state GOP chair and establishment-supported candidate Sue Lowden 25%, and former UNLV basketball player Danny Tarkanian 24%. The poll of likely voters has a Â±5% margin of error. Back in late April, Lowden had 38%, Tarkanian had 28%, and Angle was at a mere 13%.
The same poll also shows Harry Reid leading all three Republicans — and doing the best against Angle. Kos writes: “I’ll admit it — I had written Reid off. But if there’s a developing theme in this political season, it’s the GOP’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. And we can give the tea baggers a hearty and sincere ‘thank you’ for doing the seemingly impossible — making our bumbling Dems look good by comparison.”