Sen. Reid gains on Angle in new poll

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is within three points of Republican challenger Sharron Angle, according to a new Rasmussen poll out Tuesday.

Angle leads Reid 46 percent to 43 percent, with 5 percent undecided and 6 percent of respondents preferring someone else. 

The poll comes on the heels of President Barack Obama's visit to the state last week to campaign and raise money for Reid. Rasmussen notes that it's Reid's best showing in the polls so far this year.

Prior to Tuesday's poll, Reid's support has hovered in the 38-41 percent range since February. Angle led by as many as 11 points following her Republican primary win last month.  

"These new findings lend credence to Republican fears that Angle, a Christian conservative with an extensive public record in Nevada, might be vulnerable to attack for political positions characterized by Reid as outside the mainstream," Rasmussen's polling memo read.

The one constant in the race is that neither candidate garners high favorables from likely voters. A full 48 percent of respondents said they have a "very unfavorable" view of Reid, while 39 percent said the same of Angle.

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