Poll: Dean Heller running even against Democratic challenger

Poll: Dean Heller running even against Democratic challenger

Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds MORE (R) is running even against his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump administration secretly shipped plutonium to Nevada 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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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.