Dem Poll: Berkley, Heller in Dead Heat
GOP Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley are in a dead heat in the Nevada Senate race in a new poll conducted for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The survey shows 44 percent support for Berkley and 42 percent for Heller. Recent polls have, like this one, largely shown the race to be within the margin of error -- though with Heller, not Berkley, slightly ahead. Ten percent of voters remain undecided.
Thirty-two percent of respondents have a favorable view of Berkley and 35 percent view her negatively, while 31 percent see Heller favorably and 32 percent have a negative view of the senator.
Nevada is a battleground in the presidential race, and the Senate contest is expected to be close. Berkley has been hammering Heller aggressively on Medicare Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. Meanwhile, Heller and Crossroads GPS have run ads been hitting Berkley on ethics given the House Ethics Investigation into the congresswoman.
The DSCC poll of 613 likely voters was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group from August 13-15. The survey has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percentage points.