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