New Poll Shows Democrat Struggling in Surprising Neck in Neck Senate Race in Nevada

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Catherine Cortez Masto, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

A new poll released on Thursday indicates a dead draw in the Nevada Senate race between Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Republican challenger Adam Laxalt with less than three weeks until Election Day.

According to a CBS News-YouGov Battleground Tracker poll, Laxalt garnered support from 49 percent of likely voters, while Cortez Masto received support from 48 percent.

The findings are substantially within the margin of error, effectively tying the contenders.

According to the study, respondents were split on whether Cortez Masto’s policies harmed or benefitted Nevadans 43% to 42 % percent.

A separate 15% stated that they believed they didn’t have much of an impact either way

The Senate race in Nevada is one of the most crucial in the country and could determine which party holds the all important upper chamber.

Republicans would have 51 seats if they won the seat and kept the others they currently hold.

When it comes to what issues Nevadans are most concerned about, the economy garnered the largest number of replies (84%) among the problems that respondents rated as extremely important to them.

The next most important issue was inflation at 82 percent

Then crime at 69 percent, followed by immigration at 60 percent, election issues at 58 percent and gun policy at 56 percent.

The results may prove problematic for Democratic strategists who have leaned into a plan which focuses on playing up the issue of abortion. A scheme which did not appear to be vindicated by the polling results

The CBS News-YouGov Battleground Tracker poll polled 1,057 registered voters between October 14 and October 19.

The margin of error was 4.4 percentage points either way.

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