FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2018
NEW NEVADA POLL: VOTING FOR KAVANAUGH CAUSES HELLER TO TRAIL IN SENATE RACE BY SEVEN POINTS
WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey conducted by Demand Justice last week of likely Nevada voters reveals that the best move for Senator Dean Heller’s reelection would be to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The poll finds that a vote to confirm Kavanaugh increases support for Heller’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV). At the start of the survey, Rosen leads Heller 45 percent to 42 percent with Nevada voters. After being told of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, and that Heller supports Kavanaugh, support for Rosen rose four points, with 49 percent of voters saying they would vote for Rosen, compared to 42 percent for Heller.
What’s more, undecided voters are four times less likely to vote for Heller if he supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“The sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have made him a real drag on Dean Heller’s reelection,” said Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice. “Heller and other Republicans who continue to support Kavanaugh at this point are doing so at their own political peril.”
The online poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling. It surveyed 528 likely voters between September 19-20, so it reflects reaction to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of assault by Kavanaugh, but not the new allegation revealed Sunday by The New Yorker.
Full results of the poll are available here.
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