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Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Nevada

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as she is introduced at an Iowa Democratic Party Early Vote campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. September 29, 2016. 

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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44-38 percent, in the battleground state of Nevada, according to a new Suffolk University poll.

Fifty-seven percent of likely Nevada voters also thought that Clinton had won Monday’s first presidential debate--reiterating responses from a range of analysts, pundits and polls following their one-on-one debate. The results of this poll suggest a shift -- for now -- in sentiment among Silver Staters toward Clinton. The August Suffolk poll of Nevadans showed her with a slimmer lead of two points.

The winner of Nevada’s six electoral votes, however, is still anyone’s guess. The state, which voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, is currently seen as a tossup by the CBS News election team. 

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CBS News Battleground Tracker Map, Sept. 30, 2016 -- on CBS News’ The Trail.  Tossups are shown in yellow.

Eligible Nevada voters are able to participate in early voting from October 22 until November 4, just a few days following the final presidential debate held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on October 19.

The Suffolk University fielded the poll from Sept. 27-29 and comes with a +/- 4.4 percent margin of error.   

  • Julia Boccagno

    Julia Boccagno is a news associate for CBS News.