Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle's position on Social Security and Medicare--that the programs should be eventually phased out for a completely private system--is a big enough political liability that Harry Reid shouldn't feel the need to distort it. But that's exactly what he does in his first ad attacking Angle.
Mason-Dixon's latest poll, released yesterday, shows former assemblywoman Sharron Angle leading by 8 points in the GOP primary which will be held tomorrow. This is the third recent poll putting Angle in the lead.
The latest Rasmussen poll shows Harry Reid trailing former Nevada state senator and GOP chair Sue Lowden by 15 points (54% to 39%). Reid does slightly better but barely tops 40% against Danny Tarkanian (49% to 42%) and ex-assemblywoman Sharron Angle (51% to 40%).