#NVElection: 8 News NOW poll on Reid and ‘Obamacare’

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An 8 News NOW poll of Nevada voters asks what they think of the job Senator Harry Reid did while in public office.

The poll, which was conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling from Oct. 28  to Nov. 1 questioned 600 Nevada voters. The poll showed 40 percent approved of his performance while 45 disapproved and 15 percent were undecided. The margin of error is 4 percent.

Question 8: Senator Harry Reid is retiring this year after a combined 34 years both in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. Do you overall approve or disapprove of his job performance?

  • Approve                           40%
  • Disapprove                      45%
  • Undecided (Not read)      15%

The voters were also asked about the Affordable Care Act and how they view the legislation. Nearly half of the people felt it should be repealed or replaced. An equal percentage of people felt it should be kept with the majority of those people saying it needed to be improved. The margin of error is 4 percent.

Question 9: Both major party candidates for President have different philosophies about the Affordable Care Act, which is also known as “Obamacare.” Which statement best describes your opinion about what should be done with this legislation?

  • Repeal/Replace                48%
  • Keep/Fix                           34%
  • Keep/expand                      9%
  • Keep/no changes               5%
  • Undecided (Not read)         5%

Polling Methodlogy

For this poll, a sample of likely households for a live operator poll was chosen from the population registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and there were 600 completed responses to 10 poll questions. 66% of the phone numbers were landlines and 34% of the phone numbers were cell phones.
The survey was conducted October 28-November 1. The margin of error, with a 95% confidence interval, was 4.0%. The demographic breakdown of the respondents was 66-16-6% white/Hispanic/black (2% were Asian and 11% were “other”), while the party registration of respondents was 42-38% Democratic/Republican (20% Independents). The geographic breakdown of the respondents was as follows: 21% from the 1st Congressional District, 11% from the 2nd Congressional District (“Cow Counties”), 17% from the 2nd Congressional District (Washoe County), 26% from the 3rd Congressional District, 22% from the 4th Congressional District (Clark County), and 3% from the 4th Congressional District (“Cow Counties”) (The explanation of the boundaries of these regions is graphically depicted in Exhibit A at the end of the poll analysis).

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