Steyer crows about tie for 3rd in Fox News Nevada poll

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Presidential candidates Deval Patrick, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang at the Nevada Democratic Party's "First in the West" event Nov. 17,, 2019. (Nevada Current file photo)
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Presidential candidates Deval Patrick, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang at the Nevada Democratic Party’s “First in the West” event Nov. 17,, 2019.

Another Nevada poll, this one from Fox News, finds Joe Biden leading the race for president in Nevada.

Biden led among 635 Democrats with 23 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders at 17 percent.

Then it got … interesting. Or something.

Tom Steyer, who has been saturating airwaves and online media with advertising, was tied with Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent. No one else was in double digits.

Steyer seized on the Fox News poll. The Nevada results, coupled with the same poll’s finding that Steyer is in second place in South Carolina, show that he has “cemented himself into the top tier of candidates,” Steyer’s campaign said Thursday.

Fox also polled a larger pool of more than 1,500 Nevadans, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents, and asked respondents for their preference in the general election.

Biden led Trump 47 percent to 39 percent. Sanders led Trump 46 to 41 percent. Warren led Trump 43 to 42, and Pete Buttigieg, who polled at 6 percent among Democrats, led Trump 42 to 41.

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.