The gubernatorial race is also dead even. Maybe Nevada will soon go all red.
The hot topic is John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. That is the race that could flip the Senate!
How about Nevada? The Democrats are panicking, so they President Barack Obama will campaign for incumbent Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in November.
Adam Laxalt, Nevada’s former state attorney general, leads Cortez Masto by 1.8%. From Fox News:
Obama will be visiting the state on Nov. 1 in Las Vegas and will be joined by Cortez Masto and Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, as well as other statewide Democrat elected officials.
“President Obama will join Senator Cortez Masto, Governor Sisolak, and the Democratic ticket to energize supporters and encourage Nevadans to take advantage of the final days of early voting ahead of the midterm election,” a press release announcing Obama’s visit states.
President Obama knows how important this election is for our families – it's time for all of us to step up, volunteer and get out the vote this November.
— Catherine Cortez Masto (@CortezMasto) October 19, 2022
Nevada is a blue state, even though the presidential elections have been close. Clinton beat Trump, 47.9% to 45.5% in 2016. Then, Biden beat Trump, 50.1% to 47.7% in 2020.
Cook Political Report has had the race as a toss-up since November 2021.
The Democrats continue to be obsessed with social issues, especially abortion. But Nevada, a state that relies on tourism, took a hard hit during the COVID pandemic:
In a state where the tourism industry was rocked by the COVID pandemic, most voters say their finances were impacted by the pandemic and the measures taken to fight it. Three in four report higher prices now being difficult, including four in 10 who say it’s been a hardship, slightly higher than the percentage for voters nationally. Added to this, Nevada has among the highest gas prices in the country, and most say that it’s impacting their families, including half who say the hike in the price of gas is having a “a lot” of impact.
Republicans have led on the issue of the economy and inflation in other Senate battleground contests, and we see that here: Laxalt has an advantage over Cortez Masto on voters who prioritize those issues, which are the top concerns in the state.
Again. People care the most about their paychecks, jobs, security, and providing for their families. Just because the feminists make the most noise with their squeaky voices doesn’t mean everyone is obsessed with abortion.
By the way, the Nevada gubernatorial race is just as close as the senate race:
The race is currently dead even, with incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak and Republican challenger Joe Lombardo each at 48% in vote preference.
Steve Sisolak receives a net positive, if not particularly strong, approval rating for the job he’s doing as governor. And most Nevada voters generally like how he handles himself personally, especially when compared to Lombardo.
Voters think Sisolak will support policies that will protect abortion access, but Lombardo, who is the Clark County sheriff, has an advantage on the issue of crime. More voters think he would keep them safe from crime than say that about Sisolak.
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