Dawn Gibbons Leads In Congress Poll

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A new poll shows that former state Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons would get 32 percent of the vote, while Secretary of State Dean Heller would get 27 percent, in the mid-August Republican primary to replace Gibbons' husband in Congress.

Fifteen percent favored conservative Assemblywoman Sharon Angle of Reno, and 26 percent were undecided in the poll of 400 Republican voters. The poll was conducted last weekend by Maryland-based Research 2000, for the Reno Gazette-Journal and KRNV-TV News 4.

The strongly Republican 2nd Congressional District includes Northern and rural Nevada, and part of Clark County.

The poll also looked at Jill Derby, a longtime state university system regent, and the only Democrat to file for the House seat. In head-to-head match-ups with the three Republicans, Derby took at least 30 percent of the vote.