Washington, DC - Today, Ipsos released new election data in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics, showing that Republican Adam Laxalt (46%) holds a slight lead over Democrat Steve Sisolak (41%) in the Nevada Governor race among likely voters. In the Senate race, Republican Dean Heller (47%) holds a 6-point lead over Democrat Jacky Rosen (41%). Voters’ preference for a generic Republican matches the margin of the gubernatorial race, with voters also preferring a generic Republican (47%) by 5 percentage points over a generic Democrat (42%).
Likely voters are split down the middle over the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President, with 50% who approve as opposed to 49% who disapprove. Similarly, 50% of likely voters said they were motivated to vote for a candidate who will oppose President Trump, compared to 49% who said they were not. However, 68% of likely voters disapprove of the way Congress as a whole is handling its job.
The top issue in determining the vote in Nevada is immigration (21%). On this issue, 42% of likely voters feel that Laxalt has a better policy, as opposed to Sisolak (30%) between the candidates for Governor. Likely voters feel that Heller (43%) has the better policy as opposed to 33% who feel that Rosen has the better policy between candidates for the Senate.
For more information on Nevada and other races, please reference the
Political Atlas, an interactive website collaboration between Ipsos and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
The Political Atlas site provides daily updates of the main issues affecting citizens in all 50 states, along with poll and social media indicators for every congressional, senate, and gubernatorial race in the country, with expert assessments. Bringing this to the midterms provides further resolution to the ebbs and flows of the campaigns. Ipsos uses machine learning and natural language processing algorithms to collect and categorize over 5 million individual posts a day.
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