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  Nevada Governor: Race Close at the Start

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

December 1, 2005

Election 2006

Nevada Governor

Gibbons (R) 45%
Titus (D) 39%
Other 7%
Not Sure 9%


Election 2006

Nevada Governor

Gibbons (R) 39%
Gibson (D) 42%
Other 9%
Not Sure 11%



December 6, 2005--Republican Jim Gibbons leads  Democrat Dina Titus by six percentage points in the race to be Nevada's next Governor. However, if Gibbons is matched against Democrat Jim Gibson, the Democrat has a three-point advantage.

None of the candidates attracted more than 45% of the vote, suggesting a very competitive campaign may be coming to Nevada next year.

Gibbons (R) leads Titus (D) 45% to 39%. However, Gibson (D) leads Gibbons (R) 42% to 39%. The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Congressman Gibbons is viewed favorably by 55% of Likely Voters and unfavorably by 31%.

Titus, Minority Leader of the Nevada State Senate, is viewed favorably by 41% and unfavorably by 39%.

Jim Gibson, Mayor of Henderson, attracts favorable review from 43% of voters. Thirty-five percent (35%) have an unfavorable opinion.

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Fifty-two percent (52%) of Nevada voters say that finishing the mission in Iraq is a higher priority than getting the troops home as soon as possible. Forty-one percent (41%) take the opposite view.

However, voters are evenly divided as to whether immigration or the situation in Iraq is a more important issue.

In 2004, the final Rasmussen Reports Nevada poll found George Bush leading John Kerry 49% to 47%. Bush won the election 50% to 48%.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 1, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).

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