Nevada Republicans Abandon Heck For Abandoning Trump

| Tom Jensen

A new Public Policy Polling survey of likely voters in Nevada finds Catherine Cortez Masto with her biggest lead in the race to date. She’s at 43% to 39% for Joe Heck.

Heck’s disavowal of Donald Trump is hurting him in the race. 34% of voters say that makes them less likely to vote for Heck, compared to only 19% who say it makes them more likely to support him. Among Trump voters, 48% say Heck’s statement makes them less likely to vote for him.

You can see the negative impact of Heck’s new stance on Trump in his numbers among Republicans. In our tracking last week Heck was already under performing within his own party, winning only 76-13. This week he’s fallen even further to having just a 70-15 advantage among voters of his own party.

The impact on Heck’s favorability rating with GOP voters is even more pronounced, dropping from 71/19 to 63/25. Cortez Masto now has a net favorability rating 7 points better than Heck’s with the overall electorate.

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by an identical 4 point margin to Cortez Masto’s lead, at 47/43. This is the first time we’ve found Clinton and Cortez Masto polling on par with each other in our Nevada tracking.

Public Policy Polling surveyed 986 likely voters, on behalf of Catherine Cortez Masto for Senate, on October 10th and 11th.  The margin of error is +/-3.1%. 80% of participants, selected through a list based sample, responded via the phone, while 20% of respondents who did not have landlines conducted the survey over the internet through an opt-in internet panel.

Full results here


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