The new Mason-Dixon poll of Nevada shows a tight race for the Republican Senate primary, between establishment-backed former state GOP chair Sue Lowden and Tea Party-supported former state Rep. Sharron Angle.
The numbers: Lowden 30%, Angle 29%, and ex-UNLV basketball player Danny Tarkanian 23%, followed by state Rep. Chad Christensen at 3% and businessman John Chachas with 2%. The poll of likely primary voters has a Â±4.5% margin of error. In the previous Mason-Dixon poll from two weeks ago, Lowden led Angle by 30%-25%, with Tarkanian at 22% and the Christensen and Chachas in the low single-digits.
Lowden and Angle have been in a tough fight for the June 8 primary. Lowden has attacked Angle for alleged ties to Scientology, while the Club For Growth is running ads defending Angle and attacking Lowden for having donated to Harry Reid many years ago.