Poll: Heller leads Rosen by 6 points in Nevada

Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R-Nev.) holds a six-point lead among likely Nevada voters over Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees ‘strong likelihood’ of another relief package; Warner says some businesses ‘may not come back’ at The Hill’s Advancing America’s Economy summit The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Experts raise security concerns about online voting | Musk finds supporter in Trump | Officials warn that Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research groups MORE (D-Nev.), according to a new poll.

About 47 percent of likely voters support Heller in his bid for a second full term in the Senate, while 41 percent support Rosen, according to a new Ipsos poll released Wednesday in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.


Heller was seen as a vulnerable Republican Senator this year after Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE won Nevada by about 2.5 points in 2016.

But polls this month have shown him building a lead, including an Emerson College poll showing him leading Rosen by 7 points.

The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.”  

About 50 percent of likely Nevada voters approve of the way President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE is handling his job, while 49 percent disapprove, the Ipsos poll also showed.

Likewise, 49 percent of likely voters say they are motivated to support a candidate who will support Trump, while 50 percent say they are motivated to support a candidate who will oppose him.

Trump has actively supported Heller, calling him a “good friend.”

“Heading to Nevada to help a man who has become a good friend, Senator Dean Heller. He is all about #MAGA and I need his Help and Talent in Washington,” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Trump has also gone after Heller’s opponent, dubbing Rosen “Wacky Jacky.”

The poll also showed Republicans leading in the generic ballot test in Nevada, with 47 percent favoring a Republican candidate and 42 percent of likely voters favoring a Democrat. 

The poll surveyed 1,137 likely voters from Oct. 12-19 and has a credibility interval of +/- 3.3 percent.

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