First Look: Scott Walker Leads in Nevada Poll; Jeb Performs Worst Against Hillary

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leads former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in an early Nevada 2016 poll.

In the Gravis Marketing poll that Breitbart News obtained, Walker leads with 27% support among Republicans while Bush is in second with 19%. Sixteen percent of Nevada Republicans answered “unsure.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received 8%, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) received 6%, tied with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry received 5% while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who spent part of his childhood in the state and recently visited Nevada on his book tour, received 4%, along with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) received 3% while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal got 1%.

Walker has led in early polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, and Nevada is scheduled to have its 2016 nominating caucuses between New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary and South Carolina’s first-in-the-South primary.

Hillary Clinton has a strong lead among Democrats with 58% support in the Gravis poll. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is in second with 20%. Vice President Joe Biden received 8% while 7% of Nevada Democrats answered”unsure.” Socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders received 4%, former Virginia Senator Jim “Born Fighting” Webb received 3%. And former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley received a whopping 0% support.

In a potential general election matchup in the important swing state, Bush does the worst against Clinton. Clinton beats Walker 49%-43%, Paul 49%-42%, Christie 47%-38%, and Bush 50%-37%.

The Gravis poll found that 53% of Nevadans disapprove of Obama while 43% approve. Broken down by demographics, the poll found that 88% of African Americans in Nevada approve of Obama while 8.1% disapprove.
Among Hispanics, Obama’s approval rating is 47.9% while his disapproval rating is 42.3%. The poll found that 92.9% of Asians surveyed in Nevada disapproved of Obama while only 3.6% approved. A majority of whites (58.2%) in Nevada disapproved while 36.4% approved.

The Gravis poll, conducted Feb 20-21, has a margin of error of +/- 3%. The poll’s margin of error is +/-5% for the GOP primary survey and +/- 6% for the Democratic primary survey.

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