A new poll by Rasmussen shows 53 percent of respondents prefer Republican Brian Sandoval to 40 percent who like Democrat Rory Reid for governor of Nevada.
The margin is more than double that of a poll last week by Public Opinion Strategies that showed a 6 percentage point difference. Polls from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and 8NewsNow have put the margin in double digits.
While head-to-head matchups yield different margins, results of all polls have consistently showed Sandoval, a former federal judge, leading Reid, chairman of the Clark County Commission and son of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., with a lead and much better ratio of favorable to unfavorable impressions among likely voters.
The Rasmussen poll results published Thursday showed 59 percent had a favorable impression and 38 percent unfavorable. For Reid, 43 percent of voters had a favorable view and 52 percent unfavorable.