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Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Nevada: poll

Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Nevada: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits MORE leads President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE by 5 points in Nevada, according to a new poll of the state released on Tuesday.

The poll, conducted in late August by the tech company Qualtrics for the online betting company BUSR, showed Biden garnering 44 percent of the vote in Nevada with Trump trailing at 39 percent support. Another 12 percent said they are undecided in the race.

Polling in the presidential race in Nevada has been scarce in recent months. But the findings of the latest survey largely track with a previous poll conducted by the Democratic firm Anzalone Liszt Grove Research that showed Biden with a 4 point lead over Trump. 

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Trump lost Nevada in the 2016 presidential race by about 2 1/2 points, and both parties are hoping to contest the state this year. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, currently puts the state in its “Likely Democrat” column. 

Trump leads Biden only among white voters in Nevada, 46 percent to 41 percent, according to the Qualtrics poll. Biden, meanwhile, holds a significant edge with Black voters in the survey, 69 percent of whom said they plan to vote for the former vice president. Only 8 percent of Black voters surveyed said they support Trump. 

Among Hispanic voters, Biden has the lead at 42 percent support to Trump’s 29 percent, according to the poll.

Trump’s approval is also underwater in the state. Forty-one percent of respondents said they approve of the show he’s doing in the White House, while another 51 percent said they disapprove.

The Qualtrics/BUSR poll surveyed 682 self-identified likely Nevada voters from Aug. 20-30. It has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points.