Reid and Angle virtually tied in Nevada Senate race

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) finds himself in a virtual tie on Friday with GOP candidate Sharron Angle in Nevada's Senate race.

Reid led Angle by one point, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll released this morning, well within the margin of error.

Forty-three percent of Nevada voters said they'd opt to reelect Reid if the election were held today, while 42 percent said they'd vote for Angle, a former state assemblywoman. Two percent said they'd choose someone else, 7 percent said they liked neither candidate, and 6 percent were undecided.

Reid has made up ground against Angle, a favorite of conservative Tea Party activists, since earlier this year, when polls showed him trailing a number of potential GOP foes, and showed an upside-down approval rating.

But the poll on Friday, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, also showed Reid's margin over Angle tick downward from a high earlier this month.

A survey by the same organization conducted July 12-14 showed Reid at 44 percent and Angle at 37 percent.

The race is sure to only become more hotly contested in the weeks to come, as Reid returns from Washington to spend the August recess in Nevada, where he's expected to campaign heavily.

Republicans have had high hopes for the race in Nevada, where a rough economic situation and high jobless numbers plague a number of incumbent Democrats. If they were to knock off Reid, it would be a repeat of history in 2004, when John Thune (R) knocked off Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle in the South Dakota Senate Race.

The LVRJ poll released Friday has a 4 percent margin of error.

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