Nevada poll: Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck

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  • Poll finds 44% of Nevadans say Hillary Clinton is their first choice
  • 42% say Donald Trump is their first choice

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by two percentage points in the swing state of Nevada, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Suffolk University poll shows 44% of likely Nevada voters said they support Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and 42% said they support Trump, the Republican nominee.
    In 2012, President Barack Obama won 55% of the vote in the state, and 52% in 2008. And in 2012, 19% of the voting population is Latino, which was up from 15% in 2008.
    The poll also shows that the Senate race in the state is close as well, with 37% of those polled supporting Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and 37% supporting Republican Joe Heck.
    Also in the survey, 55% of the Nevada residents surveyed said that the 2016 election makes them feel "alarmed," while 24% feel "excited" and 11% said they felt bored.
    The top three issues for Nevada residents are jobs and the economy (26%), terrorism and national security (20%) and future Supreme Court nominees (11%).
    Suffolk University conducted the poll from August 15 to 17 with 500 likely Nevada voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.