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October 18, 2017

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Poll gives Heller edge over Derby

A new Reno Gazette-Journal poll has Rep. Dean Heller, R-Carson City, with an expanded lead over Democratic challenger Jill Derby.

Heller had 48 percent, Derby had 41 percent, and 9 percent remained undecided, reports Anjeanette Damon on her blog.

She notes the numbers are an improvement for Heller from the last poll the paper did, when Heller was beating Derby by 5 percent -- within the margin of error.

An interesting side note -- Heller was doing better in the district, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 176,000 to 150,000 -- than Republican Sen. John McCain.

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