Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out for Reuters among a representative sample of 600 registered voters in Nevada shows that the economy and jobs remains by far the most important issue, with over three-quarters (76%) naming it as 'the biggest problem facing Nevada'.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leads his Republican opponent Sharron Angle by 2 points (46% vs. 44%), suggesting a very tight race. While Reid rates higher than his opponent on a number of issues such as understanding Nevada's economic challenges and being a strong leader, he is also seen as more likely to be 'part of the problem with politics in this country' than Angle. This suggests that he may be hurt by incumbency issues like other candidates across the US.
The proportion of those who believe that things in Nevada are heading in 'the right direction' has dropped since early August and is now on 20%, compared to 71% who think things are on 'the wrong track'. Over two-thirds (68%) disapprove with the way current Governor Jim Gibbons is doing his job, comparec to just 26% who approve.
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