The Nevada senate race is looking very good for Republicans as Adam Laxalt is now polling better than Democrat incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto.
This is one of the races that Democrats have been worried about for a few weeks now and with good reason.
Nevada would be an important pickup for Republicans in the battle for the Senate.
A bad sign for Democrats in critical Nevada Senate race
One of the tightest Senate races in the country has drawn even tighter in the final weeks of the midterm election season, with Republican Adam Laxalt now polling even with Democratic Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada — a race that is one of the GOP’s best shots at flipping a Democratic-held seat.
Laxalt has inched ahead of Cortez Masto by 2 percentage points, within the poll’s margin of error, a gain from a month ago when he was down 3 percentage points, according to a poll conducted this week by the conservative Club for Growth and shared exclusively with POLITICO.
The bump for Laxalt represents a swing toward Republicans as concerns about the economy loom large in contrast with a Democratic summer boost in momentum over abortion rights. Independent voters appear to be breaking with the GOP as the Nov. 8 election nears.
Laxalt’s slight lead in public polls comes as Democrats have called in top surrogates to appear in Nevada in the next two weeks, including former President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Earlier this month, former President Donald Trump held a rally to support Laxalt.
According to Rasmussen, Laxalt is now in the lead:
🚨 NEVADA POLL By Rasmussen
(R) Adam Laxalt 48% (+5)
(D) Catherine Cortez Masto 43%
(R) Joe Lombardo 47% (+5)
(D) Steve Sisolak 42%
Republicans 49% (+9)
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 21, 2022
If current poll trends continue, expect Adam Laxalt to be the new senator for Nevada.