Poll: Obama Leading All GOP Contenders in Nevada

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A statewide poll shows President Barack Obama would once again win Nevada if the general election had been held this week.

The poll released Thursday shows Nevada voters were backing Obama over every GOP contender.

It was commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV
and polled 600 voters from Dec. 12 through Tuesday.

The survey had Mitt Romney beating Obama among independents, but the president remained strong among Democrats.

It suggests Nevada will be a key battleground state in 2012 and that Romney has the best chance of making Obama a one-term president.

Obama had 45.7 percent support compared with 39.8 percent for Romney.

Romney won Nevada's GOP caucuses in 2008.

Obama went on to win Nevada over John McCain that year with help from independents and Hispanic voters.

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