Clinton And Sanders Tied In Nevada?
One of the first polls out of Nevada in six weeks purports to show Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tied in Nevada just about a week before that state’s Democratic caucuses:
A Washington Free Beacon/TargetPoint Consulting poll released Friday shows between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT) in Nevada. It’s the first poll conducted in the state this year.
The poll showed support for Clinton and Sanders tied at 45 percent of respondents.
This is the first poll of Democratic voters in the state by this pollster, as well as the first conducted there since December. Most previous polling showed Clinton holding a double-digit lead in the state, indicating a collapse in her support consistent with the rapid tightening of the race following Clinton’s narrow win in Iowa and substantial loss in New Hampshire.
As noted, there has been no polling in Nevada since before the end of last year, and very little before that, so it’s hard to tell if this is an outlier or and indication of just how much things have changed since Gravis polled there and found Clinton with a twenty-three point lead. Presumably, we’ll start to see other polls of the race in the coming days so we should get a better idea of what’s going on, and whether the Clinton campaign now has something to worry about in Nevada.