President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running neck-and-neck in the western battleground of Nevada, according to a new poll out Wednesday morning.
The latest 8NewsNow/Las Vegas Review-Journal poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, shows Obama earning the support of 47 percent of likely voters, while Romney barely trails with 46 percent support.
SurveyUSA conducted the poll Oct. 3-8, with the pollster indicating that all of the responses were gathered following last week's presidential debate. Nevertheless, the poll represents little change from the previous 8NewsNow/Las Vegas Review-Journal poll in August. Obama clung to a slim lead over Romney in that poll among likely Silver State voters, 47 percent to 45 percent.
Romney did, however, see a boost to his image in the latest poll. In August, only 39 percent of Nevada voters had a favorable view of the Republican nominee, compared with 46 percent who had an unfavorable view. Today, 44 percent of the state's voters view Romney favorably, slightly more than the 43 percent who view him unfavorably. Forty-four percent of Nevada voters have a favorable view of Obama, while 46 percent view the president unfavorably.
The PollTracker Average currently shows a toss-up in Nevada.