January 14th, 2008
10:08 AM ET
10 years ago

McCain leads in Nevada

(CNN) - John McCain has taken the lead in Nevada for the first time this campaign, according to a poll released Monday, while Mitt Romney, who has spent more in Nevada than any of his GOP opponents, is now in fourth place.

The new poll by the Reno Gazette-Journal finds John McCain wins the support of 22 percent of likely caucus-goers, followed by Rudy Giuliani with 18 percent, Mike Huckabee with 16 percent, Mitt Romney with 15 percent and Fred Thompson with 11 percent. The other candidates register single-digit support in the survey.

On the Democratic side, it’s a three-way race, with Barack Obama at 32 percent, Hillary Clinton at 30 percent, and John Edwards at 27 percent.

The state’s caucuses will be held this Saturday.

The poll of 500 likely Democratic caucus-goers and 500 likely Republican caucus-goers statewide was conducted January 11-13 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: Nevada
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Valerie

    McCain's two sons are serving this country. As a pilot serving this country, John McCain "puts his money where his mouth is." I will sleep better at night knowing that President John McCain's steady hand is at the helm. He respects the rule of laws and understands the complexities of our country and our place within the world. We are naive if we do not recognize these dangers. Please, let's give him a chance. He's earned it.

    January 17, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. Jimmie - NV

    Today was the caucus for Nevada and Nevada has always been a "democratic" state. Well, guess what? Rommery kicked Hillary's butt!! She had just over 2700 votes against Rommey's 12,000 votes. What does that tell you? Yes, it's possible for another smart Republian to run the White House.

    I am so happy to see that not all democrats stayed with the party. I will be on the band wagon to change my party affiliation, too. I would rather support either McCain or Rommey than to support Hillary We need more conservative not more liberalism. Liberalism is what is ruining our country today.

    January 19, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Monday Morning Quarterback

    Wonder if the Reno Gazette Journal got a refund from the company that conducted their poll?

    Nothing like getting national coverage for a poll that turns out to be wrong by about 40 percentage points.

    January 20, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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