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The 8 News NOW -- Las Vegas Review Journal Poll

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LAS VEGAS -- A new 8NewsNOW Review Journal poll of voters is showing some interesting results. The poll was conducted from Aug. 23 through Aug. 25.

Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers.

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

Harry Reid, Democrat
Sharron Angle, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND CLARK WASHOE RURAL
Reid 45% 41% 48% 83% 10% 36% 51% 40% 30%
Angle 44% 51% 38% 12% 79% 41% 38% 49% 61%
Other 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2% 2% 1%
None of These 4% 3% 5% 2% 5% 7% 4% 3% 4%
Undecided 5% 3% 9% 2% 5% 12% 5% 6% 4%

 

 

 

 

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

Candidate

STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND CLARK WASHOE RURAL
Sandoval 53% 61% 46% 21% 86% 55% 49% 59% 62%
Reid 31% 23% 38% 58% 5% 22% 33% 29% 27%
Other 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 4% 2% 1% 4%
None of These 3% 3% 3% 4% 1% 7% 4% 2% 2%
Undecided 11% 10% 12% 15% 6% 12% 12% 11% 5%

 

 

 

 

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

Jessica Sferrazza, Democrat
Brian Krolicki, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Krolicki 38% 43% 34% 13% 65% 37%
Sferrazza 26% 25% 27% 49% 5% 17%
Other 3% 2% 4% 2% 3% 4%
None of These 12% 13% 11% 12% 11% 16%
Undecided 21% 17% 24% 24% 17% 26%

 

 

 

 

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

Catherine Cortez Masto, Democrat
Travis Barrick, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Masto 39% 23% 44% 62% 16% 37%
Barrick 22% 26% 19% 4% 43% 17%
Other 5% 5% 5% 4% 6% 7%
None of These 16% 19% 13% 17% 14% 19%
Undecided 18% 17% 19% 13% 21% 20%

 

 

 

 

If the 2010 election for Secretary of State were held today, would you vote for:

Ross Miller, Democrat
Rob Lauer, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Miller 41% 38% 44% 67% 17% 31%
Lauer 27% 31% 23% 11% 46% 25%
Other 3% 2% 4% 2% 3% 4%
None of These 11% 12% 10% 9% 13% 12%
Undecided 18% 17% 19% 11% 21% 28%

 

 

 

 

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

Kim Wallin, Democrat
Barry Herr, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Wallin 26% 20% 31% 49% 5% 19%
Herr 23% 27% 20% 4% 43% 23%
Other 4% 5% 3% 2% 6% 7%
None of These 13% 16% 10% 12% 12% 15%
Undecided 34% 32% 36% 33% 34% 36%

 

 

 

 

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

Kate Marshall, Democrat
Steven Martin, Republican
Another party candidate
None of these

Candidate STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Martin 35% 31% 39% 64% 7% 28%
Marshall 28% 31% 25% 3% 57% 24%
Other 1% 1% 1%  -- 2% 2%
None of These 9% 11% 7% 5% 10% 15%
Undecided 27% 26% 28% 28% 24% 31%

 

 

  

 

QUESTION: Would you have preferred it if the Democratic Party had nominated someone other than Harry Reid for the U.S. Senate, or not?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Yes 49% 52% 46% 28% 66% 62%
No 43% 39% 49% 68% 24% 25%
Not Sure 8% 9% 7% 4% 10% 13%

 

 

  

 

STATE

REID
VOTERS

ANGLE
VOTERS

OTHER
VOTERS
Yes 49% 18% 78% 58%
No 43% 79% 11% 21%
Not Sure 8% 3% 11% 21%

 

 

 

 

QUESTION: Would have you preferred it if the Republican Party had nominated someone other than Sharron Angle for the U.S. Senate, or not?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Yes 68% 63% 72% 64% 71% 71%
No 20% 25% 16% 21% 22% 13%
Not Sure 12% 12% 12% 15% 7% 16%

 

 

  

 

STATE

REID
VOTERS

ANGLE
VOTERS

OTHER
VOTERS
Yes 68% 68% 66% 79%
No 20% 18% 24% 12%
Not Sure 12% 14% 10% 9%

 

 

      

  

QUESTION: Do you support or oppose allowing a Mosque to be built in New York City near the site of the World Trade Center?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 26% 24% 28% 43% 7% 25%
Oppose 59% 63% 55% 36% 81% 63%
Undecided 15% 13% 17% 21% 12% 12%

 

 

 

QUESTION: Do you feel President Obama's actions to stabilize the economy have:

Improved the nation's economic situation
Hurt the nation's economic situation
Had little effect on the nation's economic situation
 

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Improved 29% 27% 31% 57% 1% 23%
Hurt 47% 51% 43% 17% 78% 51%
No Effect 18% 18% 18% 19% 17% 20%
Not Sure 6% 4% 8% 7% 4% 6%

 

 

 

 

QUESTION: How concerned are you about your household finances and job security? Would you say you are:

  STATE <50 50 - 64 65+
Very Concerned 36% 41% 36% 24%
Somewhat
Concerned
35% 39% 32% 30%

Not Too
Concerned

17% 14% 21% 21%
Not Concerned
At All
12% 6% 11% 25%

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTION: Over the next year, do you feel the Nevada economy will improve, get worse, or stay about the same?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Improve 24% 21% 27% 38% 9% 21%
Worse 29% 32% 27% 15% 43% 31%
Same 42% 43% 40% 43% 42% 41%
Not Sure 5% 4% 6% 4% 6% 7%

 

 

 

 

QUESTION: Nevada is facing a $3 billion budget shortfall over the next two years. Would you support or oppose raising taxes to balance the state budget?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 39% 35% 42% 64% 13% 37%
Oppose 53% 59% 48% 28% 80% 55%
Undecided 8% 6% 10% 8% 7% 8%

 

 

  

QUESTION: Do you feel school employees and teachers should or should not accept pay cuts to avoid layoffs and reductions in non-salary education spending? 

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 39% 35% 42% 64% 13% 37%
Oppose 53% 59% 48% 28% 80% 55%
Undecided 8% 6% 10% 8% 7% 8%

 

 

 

QUESTION: In the face of a potential $3 billion budget shortfall, which one of the following options do you support the most to address public education funding:

Raise taxes significantly to reduce class size           7%
Raise taxes enough to maintain current class size  37%
Do not raise taxes and increase class size              44%
Not Sure                                                                     12%

QUESTION: Forbes Magazine recently declared Las Vegas the most stressful city in the nation. Do you agree or disagree with that? 

  STATE MEN WOMEN <50 50+
Agree 53% 48% 57% 53% 53%
Disagree 40% 40% 40% 38% 42%
Not Sure 7% 12% 3% 9% 5%

 

 

 

QUESTION: If you could afford to, would you leave the Las Vegas valley, or not? 

  STATE MEN WOMEN <50 50+
Yes 34% 31% 37% 42% 25%
No 58% 61% 55% 51% 66%
Not Sure 8% 8% 8% 7% 9%

 

 

 

QUESTION: How Would you rate the performance the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:

Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Excellent 12% 12% 12% 7% 19% 10%
Good 47% 46% 48% 43% 52% 49%
Fair 30% 29% 30% 39% 17% 31%
Poor 10% 13% 8% 11% 10% 9%
Undecided 1%  -- 2%  -- 2% 1%

 

 

 

 

QUESTION: As a possible way to improve tourism, would you support or oppose legalizing houses of prostitution in Clark County?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 30% 39% 22% 39% 23% 21%
Oppose 64% 59% 69% 54% 71% 76%
Undecided 6% 2% 9% 7% 6% 3%

 

 

  

QUESTION: As a possible way to improve tourism, would you support or oppose legalizing Dutch-style hashish and marijuana bars in Las Vegas?

  STATE MEN WOMEN DEM REP IND
Support 19% 26% 13% 21% 15% 19%
Oppose 79% 72% 85% 78% 81% 78%
Undecided 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 3%

 

 

  

  

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