Fifteen voters who are undecided going into the debate between incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic challenger Congresswoman Jacky Rosen were recruited to take part in a focus group during the Nevada senate debate.
Prior to the debate, the focus group members said they’re undecided in their vote for in the U.S. Senate race.
This focus group is a mix of Democrats, Republicans and non-partisan Nevadans, ranging from 24-53 years old.
The voters will have hand-held dials as they watch the debate. Each dial will register voters’ reactions to the candidates’ answers throughout the debate. Zero stands for the most unfavorable response, with 100 being the most favorable response.
Voters hope Friday’s debate will help them better understand where each candidate stands on key issues, like health care, immigration and gun violence.
At the conclusion of the debate, we’ll survey the group to learn how their opinions have been impacted by the candidates because of the debate, and if they’ve now decided who they will vote for in the election.
You can watch the debate on Friday, Oct. 19, on Channel 8 starting at 6 p.m. It will be live streamed on www.LasVegasNow.com.
Focus group by the numbers
- 3 are Democrats
- 5 are Republicans
- 7 are non-partisan
- 5 are women
- 10 are men
- 6 are college graduates
- 6 have had some college
- 3 have high school diplomas
- 2 are Asian
- 3 are African-American
- 4 are Hispanic
- 6 are white
- 7 have an income from $24,000 – $34,999
- 3 have an income from $35,000 – $59,000
- 3 have an income from $60,000 – $99,000
- 2 have an income from $100,000 0 $124,999