RGJ-Suffolk poll: Nevada men hot, women not, for Trump

By: - July 31, 2018 11:27 am

The Reno-Gazette Journal-Suffolk University poll released Tuesday found statistical dead heats in Nevada’s Senate and gubernatorial races. But perhaps more intriguingly, the poll found a nearly mirror-image split between men and women over Donald Trump.

Asked if they approve of the job Trump is doing:

  • 60 percent of Nevada men approve of Trump, 33 percent don’t.
  • 34 percent of Nevada women approve of Trump, 63 percent don’t.

Trump’s favorable/unfavorable rating was also almost diametrically opposed along gender lines, at 58/36 among men, and 34/61 among women.

Overall, 47 percent of Nevadans approve of Trump and 48 percent don’t.

Asked to rank the most important issue when voting for Senate between Republican incumbent Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, 20 percent of all Nevadans polled said health care, 19 percent said immigration, 18 percent said the economy, and 18 percent said Trump.

Among men, the top four issues were immigration at 23 percent, followed by the economy (22 percent), Trump (18 percent) and health care (12 percent).

Among women, by contrast, 27 percent ranked health care as the most important issue in the Senate race, followed by the economy (20 percent), Trump (19 percent), and immigration (16 percent).

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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.