Angle calls Harry Reid a 'a whack job, marginal candidate'

"You've been called a 'niche candidate.' A quote, 'whack job,'" KXNT host Alan Stock asked her during a half-hour interview Wednesday. "What are they talking about?"

Angle began rattling off a list of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) more infamous statements.

"I feel like I'm more mainstream than the fellow that said tourists stink. This war is lost. Light skinned, no Negro dialect. Can I go on and on about what I think a whack job, marginal candidate sounds like, and that's Harry Reid. And that's why we need to fire him. He is so out of touch with mainstream America," she said.

A Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters taken Wednesday had Angle earning 50 percent support while Reid picked up 39 percent. The remaining 11 percent is split between undecided and some other candidate.

Reid is certainly running like's he behind. He released two new TV spots Thursday and had an evening rally with Bill Clinton in Las Vegas.

—Eden Stiffman contributed to this post.