Majority Leader Reid and Republican Sharron Angle are in a statistical dead heat, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll released today. Angle edges Reid 49 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, with a 4 percent margin of error. Angle has opened up a wide lead among independents, 55 percent to 38 percent. In the 2008 election, non-affiliated voters roughly comprised 21 percent of the electorate. Obama carried the state that year with 55 percent of the vote, though Bush won it in 2004.
Rhode Island's 1st House District
Former Providence Mayor David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin are in a virtual tie, according to an NBC10/Quest Research poll. Cicilline holds a narrow 42 percent to 40 percent lead among likely voters, with a 4.5 percent margin of error. The candidates are competing for the seat being vacated by eight-term Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Third-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold trails Republican businessman Ron Johnson by nine points, according a Democratic Public Policy Polling survey. Johnson leads 53 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, with 3 percent undecided. The poll shows Obama's approval rating at 37 percent, and 70 percent of Wisconsin likely voters that supported the president in 2008 say they disapprove of the job he is doing.
Third-term Democrat Murray and Republican Dino Rossi are statistically tied, according to a Rasmussen poll of likely voters. Rossi narrowly edges Murray 48 percent to 47 percent, and percent undecided, with 4 percent margin of error. The same poll last week gave Murray the slight edge.