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Nearly two-thirds of Nevada Latinos favor Biden in presidential race, but Trump has gained ground

September 14th, 2020 - 2:00am
The poll shows a slight boost in support for Trump compared with a poll the group conducted a year earlier that pitted the president against a generic Democrat — a drop that Equis researchers attribute to people knowing little about Biden aside from his role as President Barack Obama’s second-in-command.

Indy 2020: Biden leads in Nevada poll; Democratic hopefuls prepare to return to the Silver State

November 12th, 2019 - 8:00am
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Poll: Biden holds significant lead over Warren, Sanders in Nevada; top issue is electing someone who can beat Trump

Joe Biden speaks at a rally
November 4th, 2019 - 1:00pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 10 point lead over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders among likely Democratic presidential caucusgoers in Nevada, buoyed by an intense focus on electing a candidate who can beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by The Nevada Independent released Monday.

Poll on Nevada Latino voters shows wide gender gap in support for Trump

A group in chairs in the East Las Vegas Community Center
August 28th, 2019 - 1:58pm
The poll was released Wednesday by Equis Labs, a firm that is launching an ongoing research project aimed at better understanding the Latino electorate. Leaders at the firm say that even though Latinos will make up the largest minority voter-eligible population in 2020, polls with small sample sizes or that treat Hispanic voters as a monolith are mischaracterizing them.

How The Indy will cover polls

Signage directs voters toward a voting center
August 29th, 2018 - 10:30am
What’s in a poll? That is the question we will be asking as the campaigns careen into this final two months or so. Many media outlets will publish polls based just on so-called “memos” that describe the results and are often tailored by campaigns or hyper-interested special interests.

The Independent Poll: Public support for school choice initiatives remains mixed

April 24th, 2018 - 8:16pm
Are Education Savings Accountss dead or alive? The answer largely depends on whom is elected to office, but a recent poll released by The Mellman Group shows split public support for the voucher-style program, although Southern Nevada residents were more open to it.

The Independent Poll: Sisolak, Laxalt far ahead in governor primaries; Dems lead in other statewide races

April 24th, 2018 - 8:16pm
Democrats are still favored for the governor’s seat in a matchup between frontrunners Sisolak and Laxalt. They’re also in the lead in races for attorney general, secretary of state and lieutenant governor, although many voters remain undecided.

The Independent Poll: Energy Choice, higher renewable standard ballot questions overwhelmingly favored

April 24th, 2018 - 8:15pm
Two major energy ballot questions, one raising renewable production standards and another requiring the state to transition to a competitive retail electric market, have overwhelming leads, according to a new poll released by The Nevada Independent.

The Independent Poll: Heller, Rosen neck and neck in U.S. Senate race though Rosen still largely unknown; majority disapprove of Trump

April 24th, 2018 - 8:15pm
Sen. Dean Heller is in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen in one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country, according to a new poll released today by The Nevada Independent.

The Independent Poll: Full results and crosstabs

January 23rd, 2017 - 2:05am
Today’s poll on moving the capital to Las Vegas (70-21 against) is the last of our results from The Mellman Group, which will be conducting regular surveys for The Nevada Independent. Today, and at the end of every series of poll results, we will post the entire topline and crosstabs.

The Independent Poll: Voters overwhelmingly oppose moving state capital

January 23rd, 2017 - 2:00am
When Nevada Republican Party chairman Michael McDonald mistakenly called Las Vegas the “most entertaining capital city,” at the 2016 Republican National Convention, he set off a firestorm of Twitter ridicule from anyone who ever learned all their state capitals.

Precinct returns prove exit polls wrong on Latino vote

January 21st, 2017 - 11:19pm
Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election caught many by surprise. To sort out how various demographic groups voted, close observers turned to the national exit poll by Edison Research, a staple of election night reporting and analysis. The exit poll dished up another shocker: It said Hillary Clinton picked up 66 percent of Latino votes, and Donald Trump earned 28 percent. What was so surprising about these figures?

The Independent Poll: Nevada voters overwhelmingly support death penalty

January 20th, 2017 - 11:37pm
A solid majority of Nevada voters support the Legislature keeping the state’s death penalty.

The Independent Poll: Voters narrowly favor repealing ACA, split on timeline

January 20th, 2017 - 2:10am
As congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump prepare to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a plurality of Nevada voters narrowly support dismantling the health insurance law.

The Independent Poll: Yucca, stadium taxes unpopular with voters

A photo rendering of the Las Vegas Stadium
January 19th, 2017 - 2:15am
Nevada voters oppose renewed efforts to reopen the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and don’t favor the recently approved hikes in hotel room taxes to help finance a possible NFL stadium in Las Vegas.

The Indy Explains: Why we hired Mark Mellman to conduct The Independent Poll

January 18th, 2017 - 4:09pm
After we published our first Independent Poll by Mark Mellman, who has polled for many Democrats, Republican operative Logan Dobson posted this on Twitter: “This is your first of many reminders that the guy conducting surveys for The Nevada Independent is none other than Harry Reid's own pollster.” Dobson followed up his tweet casting aspersions on Mellman’s work, with this one: “a fact ‘not noted’ in the piece touting their first poll. I think it's a relevant fact!”

The Independent Poll: Voters divided over ESAs, support more money for education

January 18th, 2017 - 2:00am
Nevada voters are split on support for a controversial quasi-school voucher program that promises to become a major sticking point between Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and legislative Democratic leaders.

The Independent Poll: Sandoval popular, voters mixed on Heller, Laxalt

January 17th, 2017 - 1:11am
Nevada voters applaud Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s performance, but a new Nevada Independent poll shows other major state political figures like U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and Attorney General Adam Laxalt getting less sterling reviews.

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