Clinton, Sanders in a dead heat for Nevada


sanders-clintonLikely Democratic caucusgoers in Nevada are split almost evenly between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ahead of Saturday’s Democratic caucuses, generic according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. Though Clinton holds an edge over Sanders on handling a range of top issues, the results suggest the extremely close race hinges on divided opinions on the economy.
Overall, 48% of likely caucus attendees say they support Clinton, 47% Sanders. Both candidates carry their demographic strong points from prior states into Nevada, with Clinton holding an edge among women, and Sanders topping the former secretary of state among voters under age 55.
The Republican side seems set for less suspense when that party holds caucuses on Tuesday. The poll finds Donald Trump holding a wide lead, topping the field with the support of 45% of those likely to caucus. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are closely matched in the race for second place, with Rubio at 19% and Cruz at 17%. Ben Carson (7%), John Kasich (5%) and Jeb Bush (1%) lag well behind those three.