A new Nevada poll shows that the state is a tossup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with Clinton maintaining a slight lead.
The poll, conducted by Suffolk University and released on August 18th, shows Clinton ahead of Trump by two points, 44 percent to 42 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson took in five percent of the vote, while another five percent of voters remained undecided.
This is roughly in line with what the Nevada polls have been showing over the past few weeks. According to Real Clear Politics, Clinton has had an average lead of 2.3 points over Trump in the polls. The most recent survey to show Trump winning the state was conducted from July 22nd to July 24th, a few days after the Republican National Convention, and it showed Trump ahead by five points.
In Thursday’s Suffolk University poll, 55 percent of voters said they have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump, while 50 percent said the same of Hillary Clinton. Trump’s unfavorable ratings are particularly high with young voters and minority voters; 60 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 34 said they have an unfavorable view of the Republican nominee, and 64 percent of minority voters said the same thing.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating is especially high among those 65 or older, 55 percent of whom said they had a negative opinion of her. As well, 81 percent of Democrats view their candidate favorably, while 75 percent of Republicans view their candidate favorably.
The majority of Nevada voters, 55 percent, said they do not believe Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Only 38 percent said they think she is. 52 percent of voters said Donald Trump is not honest and trustworthy, while 38 percent said he is.
When asked if they believe the system is rigged against them, 52 percent of Nevada Republicans said they believe it is, while only 24 percent of Nevada Democrats said the same thing.
Finally, 55 percent of Nevada voters said they are alarmed about the 2016 presidential election, while only 24 percent said they are excited about it.
Nevada is one of the states to watch in the 2016 election; it is considered a tossup, as it voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 but Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. FiveThirtyEight currently gives Hillary Clinton a 78.4 percent chance of winning Nevada. The state is worth six electoral votes.
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