An Emerson College survey of Nevada released Wednesday shows that both former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lead President Joe Biden in the state for 2024.
In a hypothetical matchup between Trump and Biden, 43% chose the former president while 40% picked the current one. Meanwhile, 13% said they would support another candidate.
DeSantis also came on top against Biden in a possible head-to-head race. Florida’s Republican governor hit an identical 43%, with Biden’s support lower, at 38%. Roughly 11% in that matchup said they would vote for someone else.
According to The Hill, a notable reason for Trump and DeSantis’ success is their support among Hispanic voters.
Emerson Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball said, “In potential general election matchups, Trump leads Biden 45% to 37%, and DeSantis leads Biden 38% to 34% among [Hispanic] voters in Nevada.”
But despite the good numbers for Republicans in 2024’s presidential race, the party’s candidates in 2022 are facing a more arduous battle. GOP Senate nominee Adam Laxalt is trailing Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto by three percentage points, 44% to 41%.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Joe Lombardo, the current sheriff of Clark County, is also behind incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. He’s trailing by 4 points, 44% to 40%.
Still, the Senate and gubernatorial races have enough undecided voters to put either party over the edge. In the Senate race, it’s 6%, and in the governor’s race, it’s 7%. An additional 9% in both races said they supported “someone else.”
The poll of 2,000 registered voters was conducted on behalf of The Hill Nevada and CBS’ KLAS-TV 8 from July 7 to 10. The data sets were weighted in various categories based on probable turnout. Its sampling error margin is plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.