Results from the Review Journal/8 News NOW Poll - 8 News NOW

Results from the Review Journal/8 News NOW Poll

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LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Review Journal and 8 News NOW have commissioned a statewide poll of Nevada voters. Results will be released every Friday until the General Election in November. Here are the results:

The latest polling released on August 13 finds the key U.S. Senate race between Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican candidate and tea party favorite Sharron Angle remains a dead heat. That is well within the sampling error margin of plus or minus 4-percentage points.

If you recognize the name, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of each candidate?

Senate

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Harry Reid 40% 51% 9% --
Sharron Angle 37% 45% 17% 1%

If the 2010 election for Nevada's U.S. Senate where held today, would you vote for:

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND CLARK WASHOE RURAL
Harry Reid 46% 43% 49% 82% 9% 41% 50% 43% 30%
Sharron Angle 44% 50% 37% 14% 78% 41% 39% 48% 62%
Other 2% 1% 4% 1% 3% 3% 2% 3% 1%
None of these 3% 2% 4% -- 5% 5% 4% 2% 2%
Undecided 5% 4% 6% 3% 5% 10% 5% 4% 5%

Harry Reid was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and has served four terms in office, rising to the position of Senate Majority Leader in 2007. Do you feel Reid's seniority and influence in the Senate is too valuable for Nevada to give up, or not?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Yes 45% 37% 52% 76% 12% 43%
No 51% 60% 43% 21% 83% 54%
Not Sure 4% 3% 5% 3% 5% 3%

Which one of the following statements comes closest to your view:

  • 41% - Sharron Angle's views are too extreme for me to vote for her
  • 36% - Harry Reid's views are too extreme for me to vote for him
  • 11% - Neither is too extreme to vote for
  • 6% - Both too extreme
  • 6% - Not Sure

If a candidate has a different religious background than you, how important is that to you when deciding whether or not to vote for them? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important or not important at all?

  STATE MORMON/LDS

WHITE
EVANGELICAL
CHRISTIANS

ALL
OTHERS
Very Important 5% 9% 7% 3%
Somewhat Important 7% 9% 10% 6%
Not Too Important 15% 16% 29% 11%
Not Important At All 73% 66% 54% 80%

Do you consider yourself LDS or Mormon?

  • YES -- 9%
  • NO -- 91%

(WHITE VOTERS) Do you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian?

  • YES 23%*
  • NO 77%

* White evangelical Christians account for 18-percent of all state voters

When Las Vegas' City Center faced financial problems, Harry Reid stepped in to encourage banks to keep funding the project. Do you feel Reid's intervention was appropriate or was it inappropriate?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Appropriate 48% 43% 52% 74% 20% 47%
Inappropriate 36% 42% 32% 10% 66% 32%
Not Sure 16% 15% 16% 16% 14% 21%

Do you support or oppose the health care reform plan approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 39% 35% 42% 66% 9% 39%
Oppose 53% 57% 50% 26% 83% 50%
Undecided 8% 8% 8% 8% 8% 11%

The telephone survey of 625 voters statewide was conducted Monday, August 9 through Wednesday, August 11 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C.

Another Mason-Dixon poll two weeks ago had Reid at 43-percent, and Angle at 42-percent.

If you recognize the name, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of each candidate?

3rd Congressional
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Dina Titus 42% 44% 13% 1%
Joe Heck 35% 16% 33% 16%

If the 2010 election for Nevada's Third District Congressional seat were held today, would you vote for:

  • Dina Titus, Democrat
  • Joe Heck, Republican
  • Another party candidate
  • None of these
  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Titus 43% 35% 50% 75% 7% 44%
Heck 42% 51% 34% 11% 77% 42%

Other

3% 2% 4% 2% 4% 1%
None of These 4% 4% 4% 5% 2% 4%
Undecided 8% 8% 8% 7% 10% 9%

District three voters were also asked a series of questions that have been raised recently in Congress.

Congress is considering a plan to address global warming that would strictly limit the amounts of greenhouse gases companies could emit. This is generally referred to as the "cap-and-trade" bill. Do you support or oppose this legislation?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 38% 25% 50% 60% 13% 38%
Oppose 46% 59% 34% 23% 71% 47%
Undecided 16% 16% 16% 17% 16% 15%

Would you support or oppose immigration reform legislation that allowed all of those who are living here without legal status to be given the opportunity to stay and apply for citizenship?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND HISP NON-HISP
Support 36% 33% 39% 57% 18% 28% 83% 28%
Oppose 57% 61% 53% 35% 79% 61% 11% 65%
Undecided 7% 6% 8% 8% 3% 11% 6% 7%

In 2001 and 2003, Congress approved legislation proposed by President George W. Bush that lowered individual income tax rates. The law stated that unless reenacted, the tax cuts would expire at the end of 2010. Do want the Bush tax cuts to expire or do you want them to continue?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Expire 29% 28% 30% 50% 7% 28%
Continue 61% 64% 59% 41% 84% 60%
Not Sure 10% 8% 11% 9% 9% 12%

If you recognize the name, do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of each candidate?

Governor

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Brian Sandoval 48% 18% 30% 4%
Rory Reid 29% 41% 27% 3%

If the 2010 election for Governor were held today, would you vote for:

  • Rory Reid, Democrat
  • Brian Sandoval, Republican
  • Another party candidate
  • None of the above
  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND CLARK WASHOE RURAL
Sandoval 52% 58% 47% 21% 86% 49% 48% 56% 68%
Reid 36% 32% 39% 66% 5% 34% 41% 31% 20%
Other 1% 1% 1% -- 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%
None of These 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 4% 1% 3% 3%
Undecided 9% 7% 11% 10% 7% 11% 9% 9% 8%

Do you support or oppose legalizing gay marriage in Nevada?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 35% 25% 45% 50% 17% 40%
Oppose 46% 57% 35% 29% 67% 39%
Undecided 19% 18% 20% 21% 16% 21%

 

 

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