Sen. Reid retains lead in latest Nevada poll

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) continues to lead GOP rival Sharron Angle in polling on their Senate race.

It's a nice change for the majority leader, who trailed his various GOP challengers by double digits earlier this year.

Reid leads Angle by a mere two points in the latest Public Policy Polling numbers, 48-46, but analyst Tom Jensen points out "when PPP last looked at the state in January Reid trailed Sue Lowden by ten points." Lowden lost the GOP nomination to Angle last month.

One potential problem for the majority leader — he's still struggling for voters' approval. The poll found 44 percent like the job he's doing while 53 percent disapprove. Those numbers are an improvement for Reid, but it's tough for an incumbent to be below 50 percent at this point in the cycle.

Angle's numbers aren't much better. The poll found that 36 percent have a favorable opinion of her while 52 percent see her negatively.

A Friday Las Vegas Review-Journal/Mason-Dixon poll found Reid had a 7-point lead over Angle.

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