For some really really weird reason that nobody could ever possibly explain, it seems as though Nevada teabag senatorial candidate Sharron Angle is taking a dive in recent polls….
There's a Dem poll giving Reid a four-point lead. Jon Ralston, one of the top political reporters in the state, called that poll "ominous news for Angle, if those numbers are right – and I bet Republicans know they are."
On top of that, a new Mason-Dixon survey shows Reid up seven points — a 10-point swing from last month, when Angle led by three. Furthermore, Rasmussen shows the trend in Reid's favor. On June 9, Angle led by 11. A month later, on July 12, that lead had shrunk to three. The TPM Poll Average currently gives Reid a narrow edge of 42.8%-42.6% — the first time this year that Reid has led in this composite at all.
Hrrmmmmm… I just don't get it. And all this after she's already gone on television and told the world that she won't accept interviews with news outlets that won't let her beg for money. And after she said that "We need to phase Medicare and Social Security out in favor of something privatized." And after she counseled pregnant teenage rape victims that they need to take their rape-lemons and make rape-lemonade. And after she sided with BP and Rep. Joe Barton against the U.S. government over that whole $20 billion escrow fund.
But nothing to even give a hint as to why Nevadaites might be feeling less-inclined to vote for her. It's a genuine mystery. Like the Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness Monster and the true origin of Wolf Blitzer's beard.
I will, however, tell you this: Republicans should, by all means, continue nominating teabagger candidates. Because there is absolutely nothing flawed about that strategy.
Tags: Harry Reid, Midterms, Nevada, Polls, Republicans, Senate, Sharron Angle, Tea Party