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December 19, 2014

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Polls show McCain with edge in Nevada

The results of two polls released this past weekend show Nevada in the red column.

Zogby International updated its map -- moving the state from a toss-up purple state -- after getting the results of a poll taken from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12. The results show Republican presidential nominee John McCain at 50.1 percent and Democratic nominee Barack Obama at 42.5 percent.

McCain's lead of 7.6 percent is within the poll's margin of error of 4.2 percent. The Zogby poll showed 7.4 percent of Nevadans were undecided.

"We're turning it red for now," Zogby said about Nevada on its Web site. "McCain is close to 50 percent and he now holds a seven-point lead."

Zogby's Nevada poll was an online survey of 572 likely voters.

The results of a Rasmussen Reports poll released Saturday show McCain ahead of Obama, 49 percent to 46 percent, which is unchanged from a month ago.

A nationwide AP-GfK poll of likely voters late last week found 48 percent of those surveyed preferred McCain, while 44 percent favored Obama.

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