Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada takes part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, September 10, 2009
In what is currently a difficult political climate for Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid trails two potential Republican challengers seeking to unseat him as he faces reelection next year in Nevada.
The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of the 2010 race shows Sue Lowden beating Reid by 10 percentage points, 50% to 40%. Lowden is chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and the preferred candidate of the Republican party establishment.
GOP hopeful Danny Tarkanian beats Reid by seven points, 50% to 43%. Tarkanian is a former basketball player for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the son of a legendary college basketball coach.
The economic and business climate is dismal in Nevada. Unless the economy turns around quickly, Harry Reid will be easily defeated in November 2010.
Technorati Tags: Harry Reid, Polling