Trafalgar Poll: Trump-Backed Laxalt, Lombardo Lead Nevada Incumbents (Newsmax)
By Eric Mack | Thursday, 22 September 2022 08:24 PM EDT
Two Nevada candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump are leading incumbents for Senate and governor in the latest Trafalgar Group poll.
Both GOP Sen.-nominee Adam Laxalt and GOP Gov.-nominee Joe Lombardo hold leads just outside the poll's margin of error.
Laxalt leads Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., by 4 points (47.1%-43.1%), Libertarian Neil Scott is drawing 2.4% support, while other is drawing 2.9% and there are 4.5% of the likely Nevada voters undecided.
Incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak also trails a Trump-backed challenger in law-and-order candidate Joe Lombardo (47.5%-44.5%). Libertarian Brandon Davis draws 3.5%, while other draws 1.9% and there are 2.6% of likely midterm voters undecided.
Laxalt is a key GOP candidate in the hopes to flip the Senate back to a Republican majority after November. Laxalt is hailing his recent polling results on Twitter this week:
"Over the last week, the last 4 polls show us leading @CortezMasto:
Big Data Poll: 46/44
Data for Progress: 47/46
Our momentum to become the 51st Senate seat isn't slowing down any time soon."
The Trafalgar Group polled 1,086 likely 2022 midterm voters in Nevada, and the results have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.