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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaxine Waters: ‘You can’t trust this president’ Obama shamefully lines pockets with 0K for Wall Street speech Dem senator fears Russian election interference could be ‘normalized’ MORE has overtaken Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats must have a better response on net neutrality than simply 'no' Obama shamefully lines pockets with 0K for Wall Street speech Dem senator fears Russian election interference could be ‘normalized’ MORE in Nevada, a key battleground state that President Obama won twice, according to a new poll.
A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday finds Trump with 44 percent support to Clinton’s 42 percent in the state. Libertarian Gary JohnsonGary JohnsonPoll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again Open primaries are the answer to America’s election woes — so what are we waiting for? Trump’s early economic success reveals Obama failures, could presage 2020 landslide MORE had eight percent, and three percent chose “none of these candidates.”
A July version of the same poll showed Clinton leading Trump by four points, 45 to 41 percent, with Johnson at five percent. Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not be on the ballot in Nevada.
“The race in Nevada is still tight, but the momentum has swung toward Trump,” said Monmouth pollster Patrick Murray.
Trump and Clinton both have near-unanimous support within their own party, taking 88 percent and 90 percent support, respectively.
But Trump’s boost in the poll comes from independent voters, who break for him 43 to 29 percent over Clinton, with Johnson getting 17 percent.
In the previous poll, Trump took 39 percent support from independents, with 37 percent supporting Clinton and 10 percent backing Johnson.
Other demographic groups in Nevada have held steady, with Clinton leading Trump by 35 points among non-white voters and Trump leading by 18 points among whites.
Clinton has a 10-point lead among women, while Trump holds a 14-point advantage among men.
Both candidates are deep underwater on favorability, although Clinton is viewed in a slightly more positive light.
Only 30 percent of Nevada voters have a positive view of Trump, against 55 percent who view him negatively. Clinton is at 34 percent favorable and 54 percent unfavorable.
In the race to replace outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (D-Nev.), Republican Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) leads Democrat Catherine Cortez-Masto by three points.
That race is essentially unchanged from the poll in July, when Heck led by two points.
The Monmouth survey of 406 likely voters in Nevada was conducted between Sept. 11-13 and has a 4.9 percentage point margin of error.