Poll: Races in Nevada a Dead Heat

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Poll: Races in Nevada a Dead Heat



A new poll says the presidential race in Nevada is a dead heat and the U.S. Senate race will be a close one too.

A new poll shows the presidential race in Nevada is shaping up to be a dead heat between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.

A new NBC News/Marist poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 46 to 44 percent among registered voters in Nevada. Ten percent of the 1,040 voters polled said they're still undecided.

That two-point gap is within the margin of error -- meaning the fight for Nevada's six electoral votes in November is a dead heat.

Hence both the candidates' many visits to the Silver State as of late. On Thursday, President Obama will visit Las Vegas -- his second visit to Nevada in the last month. And Romney is fresh off an event there as well where he picked up the endorsement of Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday.

The poll also showed slightly more Nevada voters disapprove of the job the President's doing. However, in terms of which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, Nevadans are perfectly divided at 44 percent each.

In another race that could be tight -- the race for U.S. Senate -- the polls assumes Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his likely Democratic challenger, Rep. Shelley Berkley, will each win their respective primaries. Should that indeed be the case, Nevada voters polled favor Sen. Heller by a 3 percent margin.