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Sisolak in trouble: GOP's Lombardo holds six-point lead in Nevada

Lombardo has consistently held a lead over his Democratic rival in nearly every poll.

Published: October 25, 2022 3:04pm

Updated: October 25, 2022 3:37pm

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, R, has surged to a significant lead in the race for the Nevada governor's mansion, a recent survey showed.

Lombardo beat out incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak with 48.5% to 42.8% among likely voters in an American Greatness/InsiderAdvantage poll, released this week. That 5.7% lead is outside of the survey's +/- 4.2% margin of error.

Lombardo has consistently held a lead over his Democratic rival in nearly every poll and the RealClearPolitics polling average currently gives him a 2.3% lead overall.

Sisolak is seeking reelection after first winning office in 2018. He succeeded Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who served two terms.

In the Senate contest, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, R, held a narrower 1.9% lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, 48.2% to 46.3%.

The state is one of several battleground electorates in the fight for control of the Senate, and a Laxalt victory may push Republicans to the one seat net gain they need to wrest the majority from the Democrats.

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