Perhaps it will become known as a tale of two Reids.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is barely ahead of his Republican opponent Sharron Angle in the Nevada race for U.S. Senate, and his son Rory Reid is slipping against Republican Brian Sandoval in the governor’s race, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.
Looking at likely voters, Reid is up 46-44 percent against Angle. Among registered voters, Reid is up 46-38 percent and among independents, he is up 29-15 percent.
When it comes to Nevada voters views of the Tea Party, which supports Angle, 51 percent of registered voters, 56 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents said it would make no difference on whether to support or not support Angle.
Among Democrats, 46 percent said Tea Party backing made them less likely to support Angle, while 45 percent said it would make no difference.
Ipsos pollsters say the proportions who say they are both more and less likely to support Angle because of her Tea Party association has gone up, which while appearing contradictory, actually demonstrates that she has been effective at raising her profile and establishing an identity as a candidate.