Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trailing one potential Republican challenger by 10 points in a hypothetical 2010 matchup, a new poll suggests, and he's not faring much better against another possible opponent.
Reid trails Nevada GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden, 49 percent to 39 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and released Sunday. Reid is also losing by a 48-43 margin in a hypothetical race against another leading candidate for the Republican Senate nomination, businessman Danny Tarkanian.
Although Reid is likely to raise millions and get a helping hand from national Democrats, Nevadans appear to have an overall negative opinion of their senior senator, who doesn't have much wiggle room to improve his image. Nearly 100 percent of Nevada voters know who Reid is, and 50 percent of them hold an unfavorable view of the Democrat. Just 38 percent have a favorable opinion.
I am a life-long democrat. I want nothing more than for our agenda to be realized in Obama's administration. Keeping a majority in the Senate is of utmost importance and Mr. Reid is the Majority leader.
Still in all, I would like nothing more than to see this useless loser ejected from his post, embarrassed in the polls and have difficulty getting a job scooping ice cream cones at the Dairy Queen.
Harry Reid, in my opinion, is the main reason we're having difficulty getting anything passed or, for that matter, winning the arguments we should be winning. He is the weakest Majority Leader we've ever had, and my memory goes way back.
He's sabotaged every proposal, made hollow threats (when he had the vote majority!) and caved in again and again to the Bush administration. Now, with a Democratic President, he's continued to obstruct.
Fuck this asshole. I would rather lose a seat in the senate than give him anymore chance to screw us over after 2010. If Obama's Presidency is deemed a failure, it will be on his head.
Sure, I know. The Senate is a tough place to get bills passed. There's alot of politics you don't find in Congress, but the question is, at what point, do you expect SOMETHING from those in leadership positions. Bill Frist did a heck of a lot more during his term than this milktoast weakling has done.
It's tough love, but we democrats have to know when to strong arm. Getting him out is key. Keeping him is suicide for the party. What we need is someone like Alan Grayson to take his spot. Sad that he's in the wrong house for that.
Democrats have to learn how to be bullies. It's the only way to fight an opposing party that's nothing but.