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NV-Gov: New poll shows Republican nominee Adam Laxalt in virtual tie with Democrat Steve Sisolak

Republican Adam Laxalt (left) and Democrat Steve Sisolak (right) are in a virtual tie in the Nevada gubernatorial race, according to a poll released Tuesday. (Image source: YouTube screenshot, composite)

The Republican and Democratic nominees for Nevada governor are in a virtual dead heat, according to a poll released Tuesday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

The Suffolk University/Reno Gazette-Journal poll shows the GOP's Adam Laxalt at 41.6 percent with Democrat Steve Sisolak right on his heels at 41 percent, the paper said, adding that 7.4 percent of respondents were undecided.

David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, added that "the people who can swing this election are third-party voters, undecideds, and those who are saying today that they will go to the polls and select ‘none of these candidates,'" the Gazette-Journal said.

What did some Nevadans have to say about the race?

Dana Costa Rica told KSNV-TV that "independents are the ones that are gonna make the difference come November."

Debbra King owns an accounting firm in Reno and told the paper she's still undecided when it comes to Laxalt and Sisolak. A registered Democrat who voted for Sisolak's primary opponent Chris Giunchigliani this year, King told the Gazette-Journal she considers herself an independent voter and is still researching the remaining two candidates.

“[It’ll be] somebody who supports my values, and who recognizes for me that business regulation is not necessarily all bad. That education is good and if you want good education you have to pay for it,” she added to the paper.

Laxalt's campaign on Thursday didn't immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment on the poll, which surveyed 500 likely general election voters and was conducted July 24-29.



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