Poll: Rosen up by 3, Trump only upside down by 9 in Nevada

Survey says. Axios/Survey Monkey poll has Jacky Rosen up by 3 over Dean Heller. The poll also reports Trump’s approval in Nevada at 45 and his disapproval at 54, which is not upside-down enough to warrant full faith and creditable regard for the judgment of the people of Nevada as a whole, frankly. Meantime, earlier polls had Rosen up by 4 over Heller last month, and down by 1 in April. So, to recap: It’s all about turnout.

Only one person even remotely believes this. “No president has ever consulted more widely or talked with more people from more backgrounds to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination, said Brett Kavanaugh, oddly using his very first moments in the national spotlight to say something ridiculous and obviously false. Even Trump’s supporters know Kavanaugh’s statement is absurd; Trump’s dogged refusal to eschew information is one of their favorite things about him. Nope, there’s only one person in the cosmos who sincerely thinks Kavenaugh’s statement was fair and accurate. By demonstrating a willingness to humiliate and demean himself by sucking up to that person, Kavanaugh is off to a flying start in the Trump orbit.

(The above was excerpted from the July 10 Daily Current newsletter. You can sign up to get the complete newsletter in the box at the bottom right of this page).

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He 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 wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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