Last week we were altered to the efforts of a political action committee, Our Country Deserves Better in their bid to see Harry Reid’s political career go down in dust. If the recent poll by Washington-based Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. is any sign their emerging efforts might be paying off. The poll was conducted for the Las Vegas Review Journal. It found, “about a third of the state’s voters would re-elect Reid if the 2010 election were held today, but 45 percent say they would definitely vote to replace him. Seventeen percent would consider another candidate.”

If that wasn’t enough the Governor of Nevada seems to be putting the blame for some of the states woes directly on Barack Obama. According to Reid’s campaign manager, “The primary number Senator Reid is worried about is Nevada’s 10.4 percent unemployment rate, and that’s why he’s focused on fixing the economy and creating jobs in Nevada.” That might be Reid’s focus, but Obama doesn’t seem too concerned about Nevada’s jobs. The president declined Governor Jim Gibbons request to meet with him and key business leaders in Nevada according to KTNV in Las Vegas.

“I am disappointed at the hypocrisy shown by this Administration,” Gibbons said, “President Obama is coming to Las Vegas later this month for a political fundraiser, but he will not help the struggling families in Las Vegas and Nevada who are out of work because of his reckless comments.” Governor Gibbons noted, “President Obama is coming to Las Vegas to raise campaign cash for Senator Harry Reid, apparently our money is good enough for the President, but our tourism, jobs, and economic future are not.”


Update: Governor Jim Gibbons speaks!