Friday, July 16, 2010 | 9:50 a.m.
The campaign of Harry Reid was bragging this morning about the second poll this week showing the Senate majority leader ahead of Republican challenger Sharron Angle.
The latest is a Mason-Dixon poll conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV Channel 8. It shows Reid leading 44 percent to Angle's 37 percent. Ten percent were undecided; 5 percent chose "none of these"; and 4 percent chose another candidate. (The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.)
Another survey released earlier this week showed Reid with 44 percent of the vote to Angle's 40 percent. It was conducted by Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates on behalf of the liberal Patriot Majority PAC. (The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.)
“While Sharron Angle says it’s not her job to create jobs, Sen. Reid is fighting every day to create jobs, keep people in their homes, and get Nevada’s economy back on track," Reid spokesman Jon Summers said this morning in a news release on the two polls. "Nevadans are seeing the choice in front of them and as they learn more we are confident they will continue to support Sen. Reid.”
Summers' remarks echo the campaign's recent ad criticizing Angle for saying job creation would not be her job as a U.S. senator.
These are the first polls to show Reid leading his Republican opponent.