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Reid has slim lead over Angle in Nevada

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leads his Republican rival Sharron Angle by 48 percent to 44 percent among likely Nevada voters, a Reuters-Ipsos poll found Tuesday.
/ Source: Reuters

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leads his Republican rival Sharron Angle by 48 percent to 44 percent among likely Nevada voters, a Reuters-Ipsos poll found Tuesday.

Reid led Tea Party favorite Angle 52 percent to 36 percent among registered voters, but when the likelihood of actually voting was considered, his lead slipped to just 4 percentage points, 48 percent to 44 percent, the poll showed.

The poll of 600 Nevada voters July 30-Aug. 1 also found that 74 percent believe the economy is the state's biggest problem, and 63 percent favor an immigration law like Arizona's that would enable police to check the status of people they stop.