Poll: Trump, Clinton in statistical tie in Nevada
18 Aug

Poll: Trump, Clinton in statistical tie in Nevada

The race for the battleground state of Nevada is statistically tied between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to a new poll.

Among likely Nevada voters in a new Suffolk University poll released Thursday, Clinton earns 44 percent support compared to Trump’s 42 percent.

Also in the poll, which carries a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has 5 percent and Independent American Party candidate Darrell Castle has 1 percent. Rocky De La Fuente, who has no party affiliation, also has 1 percent.

Three percent chose Nevada’s “none of these” ballot option, and 5 percent said they were undecided.

Both Clinton and Trump struggle with trustworthiness among likely Nevada voters. When asked if they think Clinton is honest and trustworthy, 38 percent said yes and 55 percent said no. Trump was viewed as honest and trustworthy by 38 percent, and 52 percent disagreed.

Clinton’s support comes from women, leading Trump, 44 percent to 39 percent. She also leads Trump among voters between the ages of 18-34 (49 percent to 32 percent) and 35-49 (46 percent to 39 percent).

Meanwhile Trump leads Clinton among men (54 percent to 43 percent) and those 65 and older (49 percent to 36 percent). The two are tied at 44 percent apiece with voters between the ages of 50-64.

Regardless of the candidate they are supporting, more than half of likely Nevada voters, 57 percent, said Clinton is the most likely to be elected in November, compared to 28 percent who said the same of Trump.

The poll of 500 likely Nevada voters was conducted via landlines and cellphones from Aug. 15-17. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls gives Clinton a similar lead: 43.3 percent to 41 percent.

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