Monmouth Poll: Trump Takes Narrow Lead in Nevada

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According to the latest Monmouth University poll, Donald Trump has erased Hillary Clinton’s lead from July in Nevada, and is now leading 44% to 42%. The poll also found Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8%, with “undecided” and “none of the above” pulling 3% each, according to CNN. Jill Stein of the Green Party will not appear on Nevada ballots. “The race in Nevada is still tight, but the momentum has swung toward Trump,” said Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray. The poll internals follow patterns familiar from other states: Clinton leads with non-white voters (63%-28%) and women (50%-40%), while Trump leads with white voters (51%-33%) and men (48%-34%). The two crucial factors in the Monmouth poll are that Trump has consolidated Republican support in Nevada to nearly equal Clinton’s support from Democrats—he gets 88% support from his own party, while she gets 90%—and that Trump is leading by 14 points among independent voters. Murray opined that Trump has “had a little more success solidifying his base in Nevada than Clinton has.” Actually, as the Monmouth publication points out, Trump’s support from Republicans was the same in July, but Clinton has slipped two points, from 92% to 90%. The big movement