Dem Candidate Comes Out Seven Points Ahead In Nevada Senate Poll

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Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto leads seven points ahead of incumbent Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) in a new CNN/ORC poll of the U.S. Senate election in Nevada.

The race to fill Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-NV) seat in the U.S. Senate has yielded contested poll results, and is considered important for Democrats looking to take the senate majority.

Cortez Masto, a former Nevada Attorney General, leads the poll, 52-45 among likely Nevada voters.

CNN/ORC has not previously surveyed Nevada voters about the U.S. Senate election, but a recent CBS/YouGov poll of likely voters showed the two candidates tied at 39 percent.

The CNN/ORC poll was conducted via live telephone interview Oct. 10-15 among 698 likely Nevada voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in Nevada shows Cortez Masto leading Heck, 45.2 to 41.2.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a polling intern based in New York City. A Chicago native, she recently graduated from Ohio University, where she honed her skills in data journalism, politics and small-town journalism.
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