POLL: Nevada Latinos choose Trump, DeSantis over Biden
More evidence that Hispanics are disappointed with the Democratic party emerged from Nevada on Wednesday, where a new poll found President Joe Biden losing against both Republican frontrunners for 2024 – former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – if the election were held today
July 15, 2022 4:40am
Updated: July 15, 2022 1:20pm
More evidence that Hispanics are disappointed with the Democratic party emerged from Nevada on Wednesday, where a new poll found President Joe Biden losing against both Republican frontrunners for 2024 – former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – if the election were held today.
The poll, conducted by Emerson College Polling, KLAS-TV and The Hill, found 43% of Nevada voters would pick Trump and 40% would pick Biden if an election between the two was held today. About 13% would vote for someone else.
When asked the same about DeSantis and Biden, the Florida governor also received about 43% of the vote while Biden earned a slightly lower 38%. 11% said they would pick someone else.
Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, warned that Biden is doing poorly among the Hispanics, especially against Trump.
“A demographic Biden is struggling with are Hispanic voters: in potential general election matchups Trump leads Biden 45% to 37% and DeSantis leads Biden 38% to 34% among [Hispanic] voters in Nevada,” Kimball said in a statement.
The Emerson/KLAS-TV/Hill poll found that only 33% of Nevada voters approve of Biden’s job performance, the same number reported by the poll released on Monday by the New York Times.
In comparison, Democratic state governor Steve Sisolak has a 40% approval rating. All four of Nevada’s Congressional representatives are forecasted to win over their challengers, with the closest contest in the 3rd Congressional District between incumber Democrat Susie Lee and Republican April Becker, a lawyer and mother.
The economy is the top issue facing Nevada for 34% of voters, according to the poll. 16% of respondents said water supply is their top concern as nearby Lake Mead shrinks to a record low.
46% of voters placed most of the blame for sky-high gas prices on the Biden administration, despite its efforts to blame the climbing prices on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. 30% blame price gouging by gas and oil companies and 11% blamed sanctions on Russian energy.