Noble highlighted how Nevada voters’ intense focus on the economy above all other issues primarily benefits Republicans, especially as Democrats control the presidency and both chambers of Congress.
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Still, Lombardo — who declared in a debate late last month that “for all practical purposes, this primary is over” — appears well on track to win the primary election next week and proceed to the general election against Gov. Steve Sisolak.
“Cortez Masto has been around longer. She is a Latina. There's been a lot of investment and name ID from her campaign and from others around that. So, to me, it would be logical that she does perform better,” said Andres Ramirez.
In the attorney general’s race, Tisha Black received slightly more support than Sigal Chattah (18 percent to 15 percent), but the difference between the two was within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error.
Political newcomer Sam Brown has made Nevada’s U.S. Senate Republican primary a two-person race, but former Attorney General Adam Laxalt remains the odds-on favorite to win the June 14 contest, according to a new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights poll.
52 percent of Nevada voters said they disapproved of the job Biden has done and 43 percent approved. Asked how they viewed Trump, 51 percent said they viewed him unfavorably and 46 said they viewed Trump favorably.
Lombardo had 26 percent in the DGA survey, followed by ex-Sen. Dean Heller and North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee at 13 percent, Reno attorney Joey Gilbert at 12 percent, Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore at 8 percent and businessman Guy Nohra at 1 percent. The actual leader in the poll was “not sure” at 27 percent.
Politicians and health officials wonder when the population might reach herd immunity — a feat that could be difficult to accomplish considering recent polling showing more than a fifth of Nevadans say they will not get the vaccine.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) has a 9-point lead over her likely Senate race challenger, former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt, according to a new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights poll — but President Joe Biden's sizable disapproval rating may play a major role in the race as November draws nearer.
Poll results largely track with needs identified during the state’s ARP-focused listening tour earlier this fall — education, housing, support for small businesses and boosting Nevada’s health care infrastructure.