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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE has overtaken Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' 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 Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years 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.
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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.