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New Poll Shows Majority of Nevadans View Governor Sisolak Favorably

In a poll released by OH Predictive Insights, a majority of Nevadans view Governor Steve Sisolak favorably, 52% – 39%. Additionally, a strong majority of Nevadans approve of the Governor’s handling of COVID-19 and 53% approve of his handling of economic issues. 

“When it comes to the issues that matter most to Nevadans like addressing the pandemic and ensuring our economy is on a strong path forward, Governor Sisolak continues to deliver,” said Sisolak Campaign spokesperson Jim Ferrence. “We still have a ways to go on the road to recovery, but Nevada families know the Governor is working every day to keep them safe, get shots in arms, and get businesses open.”

OH Predictive Insights: A Majority of Voters View Sisolak Favorably

Nevada Governor gets High Marks for COVID-19 and Economy

Key points:

  • Almost 3 years into his first term, Steve Sisolak – Nevada’s first Democratic governor of the 21st century – is enjoying a positive image among a majority of Silver State voters, according to a new Nevada Public Opinion Pulse (NVPOP) survey conducted by OH Predictive Insights. Governor Sisolak is viewed favorably by half of the state’s electorate, while 39% hold a negative opinion of him.
  • This NVPOP was conducted July 6th – July 11th, 2021 and surveyed 783 Nevada registered voters giving the survey a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.
  • The second largest voting bloc in Nevada in terms of party registration – voters not affiliated with either major political party – hold a largely positive view of the governor. A plurality (46%) of these independent voters have a favorable opinion of Sisolak, while 40% have an unfavorable one.
  • “For a Democrat in a perennial swing state that hadn’t elected a Democratic governor in the 24 years before him, Steve Sisolak is doing very well,” said OHPI Chief of Research Mike Noble.
  • When it comes to the top issues that the governor has been attempting to deal with this term, Sisolak gets high marks for the way he has handled the Coronavirus. Six in 10 Nevada voters – including 77% of Democrats, 61% of Independents, and even 38% of Republicans – approve of the way he has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The survey found that the next best issue for Governor Sisolak was the economy – 53% of voters approved of the way he was handling economic issues in the state while 38% disapproved. Even among voters who thought that jobs and the economy were the biggest issues facing Nevada, Sisolak performed strongly; the governor had a similar approval rating among these voters (54%) as he did statewide, however, his disapproval rating ticked up 4 points, to 42%.

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