Nevada Senate Candidates Tied At 37 Percent In New Poll


Rep. Joe Heck (R) and former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) are tied at 37 percent among likely voters in a new Nevada Senate poll from Suffolk University.

The race for the seat being vacated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been closely watched and could decide the Senate majority. The TPM Senate Scoreboard shows the race as a toss up.

Third party candidates Tony Gumina, Tom Jones and Tom Sawyer all polled at 1 percent, and Jarrod Williams polled at 0 percent.

Suffolk University has not polled Nevada likely voters on the Senate election previously, but a CBS/YouGov poll showed Heck ahead by three percent, 38-35, earlier this month.

The poll was conducted Aug. 15-17 over the phone among 500 likely Nevada voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average of the Nevada Senate race shows Heck ahead of Masto, 37.3 to 36.3.