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Gravis Marketing poll: Whoa, if true

By: - September 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Sandolak? Sisoval?

Sandolak? Sisoval?A Gravis Marketing poll has Nevada Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak leading his Republican opponent Adam Laxalt, 50 percent to 38 percent.

That’s in dramatic contrast to the Reno Gazette-Journal/Suffolk University poll last week showing Sisolak with a slight lead over Laxalt, 37 percent to 35 percent.

The Gravis poll broke down respondents by who they supported for president in 2016, but not by party. Nor did the poll break down respondents by area of the state. It was conducted Sept. 11 and 12 “using interactive voice responses and an online panel of cell phone users” by which Gravis conducted a random survey of 700 registered likely voters in Nevada. Gravis polling suffered pretty heavy criticism for inaccuracy during the nation’s last midterm elections in 2014.

In the Nevada U.S. Senate race, the Gravis poll found Jacky Rosen very slightly leading Dean Heller, 47 percent to 45 percent, which is much more in line with polling that has shown that race in a dead heat.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

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