You know who likes Biden? Nevada seniors, poll says.

By: - September 14, 2020 3:58 pm
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Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said she was “pleased that the truth was uncovered.” (Nevada Current file photo)

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The Paradise Recreation Center in Clark County on the day of June’s primary election. (Nevada Current file photo)

A New York Times-Sienna College poll conducted earlier this month and released last week surveyed the presidential race in four competitive states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

Joe Biden led Donald Trump by 4 points among the 462 Nevada likely voters surveyed, 46 percent to 42 percent. Across all four states combined Biden had a 6 point lead, 48 to 42.

Trump has an edge over Biden among male and white Nevada voters, while Biden is favored much more strongly by women and non-whites.

And Biden also enjoys a 20-point lead – 57 percent to 37 percent – over Trump among Nevadans aged 65 and over.

Across the four states combined, Biden leads Trump among that age group by 12 points.

“By overwhelming numbers, the Times reported in its story on the poll, seniors say Biden “would do a better job than Mr. Trump unifying the country, handling race relations and addressing the pandemic.” 

An edge among that demographic was not something Hillary Clinton enjoyed four years ago. According to a Pew Research analysis of validated voters, in 2016 Trump won 53 percent of voters aged 65 and over nationally, to Clinton’s 44 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.