With businessman Danny Tarkanian gearing up to enter the race in Nevada’s new 4th district, he released polling this week that showed him ahead in the GOP primary and in a test of the general election.
The poll of likely GOP primary voters conducted by Public Opinion Strategies showed Tarkanian ahead of state Sen. Barbara Cegavske 73 percent to 9 percent. The poll’s margin of error among GOP primary voters was 5.4 points.
Tarkanian also led a hypothetical matchup with state Sen. Steven Horsford (D) 47 percent to 36 percent. The margin of error among likely voters polled was 4.9 points.
Democrats hold a 13-point voter-registration edge in the new district, which was added as a result of reapportionment. President Barack Obama would have won it in 2008 with 56 percent, and it has 23 percent Latino and 14 percent African-American voting-age populations.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.