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New NV Poll: Cortez Masto Leads Heck 49-47

Sep 16, 2016

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 16, 2016
Contact: Adam Bozzi, [email protected]

A poll of Nevada voters conducted for End Citizens United by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research shows Catherine Cortez Masto with a two-point lead over Joe Heck in the race for U.S. Senate, 49 percent to 47 percent.

Voters are responding to the message of reducing the influence of money in politics that End Citizens United has aired in the state.  In a simple open-ended question asking voters what they have heard recently about Joe Heck, more than half of the negative responses reflect campaign finance issues and money in politics:

  • “Money from special interests,” (5 percent),
  • “Out for himself/not for people/crooked” (4 percent),
  • “Money from the Koch brothers” (3 percent),
  • “The ‘corrupt’ commercial” (2 percent)

Furthermore, Nevada voters are clearly focused on reform.

  • A 61 percent majority say they are very concerned about unlimited and undisclosed spending from corporations, individuals or organizations in order to influence political elections.
  • A 57 percent majority are much more likely to vote for a candidate who wants to end the influence of big money in politics.

The survey, which was conducted from September 6-8, included 600 likely voters, with a margin of error of 4 percent. Respondents were reached on land lines and cell phones.

The full polling memo can be found here.

End Citizens United, a grassroots funded political action committee (PAC), was established in March 2015 to counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system. To date, more than 1.5 million members from every state and territory have taken action to support End Citizens United.

Read more on ECU from the San Francisco Chronicle: End Citizens United Aggressively Seeks Campaign Finance Reform.