Poll: Heller leads Rosen by 6 points in Nevada

Poll: Heller leads Rosen by 6 points in Nevada
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Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerDemocrats spend big to put Senate in play This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign MORE (R-Nev.) holds a six-point lead among likely Nevada voters over Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenSenate confirms Trump's 50th circuit judge, despite 'not qualified' rating Hillicon Valley: Facebook to remove mentions of potential whistleblower's name | House Dems demand FCC action over leak of location data | Dem presses regulators to secure health care data Senators introduce bill to create 'parity' among broadband programs MORE (D-Nev.), according to a new poll.

About 47 percent of likely voters support Heller in his bid for a second full term in the Senate, while 41 percent support Rosen, according to a new Ipsos poll released Wednesday in partnership with Reuters and the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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Heller was seen as a vulnerable Republican Senator this year after Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here's how to make sure he shows up Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE won Nevada by about 2.5 points in 2016.

But polls this month have shown him building a lead, including an Emerson College poll showing him leading Rosen by 7 points.

The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.”  

About 50 percent of likely Nevada voters approve of the way President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE is handling his job, while 49 percent disapprove, the Ipsos poll also showed.

Likewise, 49 percent of likely voters say they are motivated to support a candidate who will support Trump, while 50 percent say they are motivated to support a candidate who will oppose him.

Trump has actively supported Heller, calling him a “good friend.”

“Heading to Nevada to help a man who has become a good friend, Senator Dean Heller. He is all about #MAGA and I need his Help and Talent in Washington,” Trump tweeted Saturday.

Trump has also gone after Heller’s opponent, dubbing Rosen “Wacky Jacky.”

The poll also showed Republicans leading in the generic ballot test in Nevada, with 47 percent favoring a Republican candidate and 42 percent of likely voters favoring a Democrat. 

The poll surveyed 1,137 likely voters from Oct. 12-19 and has a credibility interval of +/- 3.3 percent.