NEW POLL: Gov. Steve Sisolak Dominates Nevada Gubernatorial Field
“Unsure” Leading the GOP Primary
A new Nevada Independent/OH Predictive Insights poll shows Gov. Steve Sisolak leads the Nevada gubernatorial field — besting Joe Lombardo by 4.4 points and Dean Heller by nearly 9 points.
Gov. Sisolak also received positive marks for his handling of the pandemic. The majority of respondents expressed support for Nevada’s COVID-19 policies under his administration.
“When it comes to Sisolak’s favorability numbers, right now he’s in a good spot, and he’s handling things the right way,” said OH Predictive Insights chief of research Mike Noble. “He’s getting a good pass from voters on something that has been very politically polarized.”
Lombardo, who the poll showed as leading the crowded GOP primary, did not even get 30% of the vote. With the bulk of voters, 36%, still undecided, Noble said there is room for a lot of movement. A straw poll taken at the first GOP primary debate found the field is still wide open, setting up a brutal race to earn far-right support.
“Gov. Steve Sisolak has proven to Nevadans that he can navigate a public health crisis while growing the economy and putting the needs of families first,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “While the Republican candidates scramble to out-Trump each other, Gov. Sisolak is focused on the kitchen-table issues that matter to everyday working Nevadans.”