Poll: Dean Heller running even against Democratic challenger

Poll: Dean Heller running even against Democratic challenger

Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThe Hill's Morning Report — What a shutdown would mean for the government Leading contenders emerge to replace Zinke as Interior secretary How to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit MORE (R) is running even against his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenLeading contenders emerge to replace Zinke as Interior secretary Schumer walking tightrope with committee assignments 10 things we learned from the midterms MORE (D) in the Nevada Senate race, according to a new poll. 

Gravis Marketing poll released on Monday found that 47 percent of voters said they would select Rosen if the elections were held today and 45 percent said they would vote for Heller. That was within the poll's margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

Eight percent of voters said they were uncertain.

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A poll from Suffolk University last week also found the opponents to be neck-and-neck, with Heller having support from 41.2 percent of likely voters and Rosen having support from 41.6 percent.

Heller, who is considered the most vulnerable GOP incumbent senator ahead of November’s midterm elections, has gotten a boost from President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE in the past.

Trump tweeted in March that Heller is “doing a really good job” and went after Rosen,  whom he dubbed “Wacky Jacky” when speaking at the Nevada state GOP convention in June.

"[Heller's] opponent wants to raise taxes," Trump said as the crowd booed. "She wants to raise taxes, think of it. I mean, it's ridiculous. Should I mention her name?"

"I have a great nickname for her," Trump added. "Wacky Jacky. You don't want her as your senator."

Rosen fired back, calling Heller a “rubber stamp” for the president in Washington.

“The President is attacking me with lies and petty insults because I’m not afraid to stand up to him," Rosen said in a statement to The Hill at the time.

"Dean Heller has been a rubber stamp for Donald Trump in Washington, caving to the President’s divisive agenda at Nevada’s expense. This was Senator Heller’s reward for his loyalty.”

The Gravis Marketing poll was conducted among 700 registered, likely voters between Sept. 11-12.