Abortion rights take center stage, Cortez Masto leads Laxalt in NV

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Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, long considered one of the most threatened Democrats in an evenly divided US Senate, now appears to be on the rise less than 100 days from a crucial midterm election that could define control in the upper house of Congress.

A new Reno Gazette Journal/Suffolk University poll asked 500 likely midterm voters in early August to cast their ballots in a hypothetical matchup between the first-term senator and Republican rival Adam Laxalt, who is running as the endorsed candidate. by Donald Trump.

Cortez Masto, the nation’s first Latina senator, defeated the Republican establishment’s preferred candidate, 45 percent to 38 percent.

It’s a 10-point change in direction for Cortez Masto since April, when the RGJ and Suffolk University conducted a similar poll ahead of Nevada’s June primary.