Pollster: Reid Will Win in Nevada

The Senate majority leader is introducing himself to his state's new residents.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

With thousands of people moving in every month, it's no surprise that Nevada looks like a new state every time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returns home. But that helps to explain why he's started campaigning and advertising for re-election in 2010 so early. The goal, says his pollster Mark Mellman, is to introduce Reid to the newcomers and explain how much clout he has as the Democratic boss. "I am absolutely certain he is going to win," says Mellman, dismissing Republicans who say that they are going to knock him off as they did former Majority Leader Tom Daschle. One major difference with the Daschle race, says Mellman: Nevada is more Democrat-friendly than Daschle's South Dakota.

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