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  Polls: Angle’s numbers weak with GOP base, needs multi-way field to win
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Last EditedCOSDem  Mar 16, 2011 03:34pm
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News DateWednesday, March 16, 2011 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs Rep. Dean Heller prepares to enter the U.S. Senate race, causing many dominoes to fall, the question of what Sharron Angle will do is weighing on a lot of minds besides the congressman’s.

I have often said Angle would be the favorite for Heller’s seat, but recent polling data suggests she has a real base problem, detritus perhaps from her failed bid against the bête noire of the Republican faithful, a k a Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The data is indisputable: I have seen three polls during the last few days, all of which show Angle’s numbers are not healthy among Republicans. It seems clear, barring the unexpected (which should never be barred where Angle is concerned), that she cannot win a straight-up race against any prominent Republican, whether it’s Heller in the Senate race or, for instance, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki in the Congressional District Two race. (Angle may have a better matrix in CD2, where ex-U.S.S. Cole Commander Kirk Lippold and state GOP boss Mark Amodei appear poised to enter.)

I have seen the data for the three polls but I am not at liberty to release them. Suffice it so say, they were all taken recently and they all show basically the same thing: Angle’s negatives are soaring among those who at one time swooned over her.
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