Republicans hold narrow leads in Nevada: CNN poll

The Republican candidates for both the governor's mansion and one of the state's Senate seats hold narrow leads.
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt will run for U.S. Senate

Republicans appear to hold a slim advantage in the pivotal swing state of Nevada's major races, a recent survey revealed.

The Republican candidates for both the governor's mansion and one of the state's Senate seats hold narrow leads over their Democratic rivals, according to a CNN poll.

In the race for governor, incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak trails his Republican opponent, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, by a 46%-48% margin among likely voters. The race is tied at 46% each when the survey accounts for all registered voters. The "likely voters" sample has a margin of error of +/- 5% while the entire sample's margin is +/- 4.7%, meaning the race remains a statistical tie.

In the Senate battle, former Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt took the support of 48% of likely voters, compared with Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto's 46%. The race, however, flips in Cortez Masto's favor by a 47%-44% margin when all registered voters are sampled.

Both registered and likely voters overwhelmingly prioritized economic issues and inflation, with 44% in either group ranking it the top issue. Abortion placed second for both groups, with 14% among both registered and likely voters prioritizing it. Voting issues, gun policy, immigration, climate change, and crime followed in that order for either group.

The poll, conducted Sept. 26-Oct. 2, surveyed 926 registered voters, including 828 likely voters.