Nevada Governor: Sandoval (R) Still Holds Steady Lead Over Reid (D)

Rasmussen Reports

Republican Brian Sandoval still holds a 13-point lead over Democrat Rory Reid in Nevada’s gubernatorial election.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Sandoval picking up 53% of the vote while Reid earns 40% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The latest numbers are identical to those found late last month. This race remains Solid GOP on the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

Sandoval, a former federal judge and state attorney general, has earned 45% to 58% support in the race since February. Reid, head of the Clark County Board of Commissioners and son of Senator Harry Reid, has earned 31% to 40% of the vote during the same period.

While Sandoval is supported by 90% of Nevada Republicans, Reid draws support from just 78% of Democrats. Sandoval holds a greater than 30-point lead among voters not affiliated with either major political party.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Nevada was conducted on October 5, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Senator Reid has fallen a bit behind Republican Sharron Angle in his bid for reelection in Nevada.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of the state’s voters consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement, slightly higher involvement than is found nationally. Seventy-one percent (71%) say they are not members.

Sandoval draws support from 92% of Tea Party voters and another 41% of non-members. Reid is backed by 55% of non-Tea Party voters.

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