Poll: Dean Heller running even against Democratic challenger
Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R) is running even against his Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees ‘strong likelihood’ of another relief package; Warner says some businesses ‘may not come back’ at The Hill’s Advancing America’s Economy summit The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Experts raise security concerns about online voting | Musk finds supporter in Trump | Officials warn that Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research groups MORE (D) in the Nevada Senate race, according to a new poll.
A 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.
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 TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests 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.”
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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.