Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | noon
Those are the findings of that same poll conducted last week that found Sen. Dean Heller up by 4 percentage points over Rep. Shelley Berkley (elsewhere on this blog). The poll memo is at right.
Sandoval's approval/disapproval -- 53/29 -- is not Leviathan-like, but certainly healthy, especially in a down economy. His numbers among Democrats -- 37-46 -- are not awful, a sign that he is seen as a moderate, despite his no-new-taxes stance, which buckled late in the legislative session. He is very popular among Republicans (73/10) and very solid with independents (53-26).
The governor's numbers, as you will see, are remarkably consistent among all the areas of the state, solid with men and women and even Hispanics.
I know there are those who will deride the results because it is a Republican poll, but Dave Sackett has produced consistently good numbers in Nevada. And, intuitively, these feel right.
Now Sandoval should put out a statement thanking the state Supreme Court for his robust numbers....