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August 1, 2014

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AP poll: Obama widens lead in Nevada

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An Associated Press-GfK poll released today finds discontent with the Bush administration and the economy giving Barack Obama a decisive lead over John McCain in Nevada.

The survey shows 52 percent of likely voters in the state planned to vote or already have voted for Obama.

That compares with McCain's 40 percent.

Early voting began Oct. 18.

The poll suggests a dramatic surge for the Democratic presidential candidate in a state that has been considered a toss-up for much of the campaign.

Voters seem to have turned against President Bush, who won Nevada in 2000 and 2004.

Sixty-nine percent in the recent poll said they disapproved of how Bush is handling his job, with 56 percent of those voicing strong disapproval.

An overwhelming 84 percent of those surveyed said the country was headed in the wrong direction.

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