On the campaign trail Rory Reid touts plans to improve the economy, fix the schools and balance Nevada’s upside down budget.
But he hasn’t yet unlocked a formula for the most vexing problem his campaign faces — closing ground on opponent Brian Sandoval.
A new poll by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow shows the Republican Sandoval ahead of the Democrat Reid 53 to 31 percent among likely voters.
The 22 percentage-point margin is five points wider than results of a similar poll two weeks ago — although a compilation of all public polls taken in the race shows a margin of about 14 points in Sandoval’s favor.
Still, the latest results suggest more than two months Reid has spent criticizing Sandoval on television, the Web and in personal appearances while touting his own credentials hasn’t improved the Democrat’s standing with the electorate.