The latest episode of The Map Room is out on Old Bull TV! This week, Eric Cunningham (@decunningham2), Jared Stone (@JStonePolitics), and Nick Morris (@TossupReport) discuss the state of Nevada, a state that has been a fairly reliable bellwether since 1912 but isn’t considered to be the best Republican target in 2020.
Nevada has become more competitive since a 12.5 percentage point win by Democrat Barack Obama in 2008 and only voted for Hillary Clinton by 2.4 percentage points. However, recent shifts in the 2016 and 2018 elections have given Democrats a 3-1 congressional majority and control of almost all statewide offices. Most reputable elections analysis sites rank Nevada as Leans Democratic or Likely Democratic at the presidential level. None of Nevada’s congressional districts are expected to flip. However, its still an important state to look at for a number of reasons.
As always, a wide variety of election maps help show some of the major shifts that have occurring in the Silver State. Eric, Nick, and Nevada native Jared explain the state’s urban-centric population and its decisive shift to the left following a Republican landslide in 2014. In many ways, political trends in Nevada are mirroring national shifts in the suburbs and in rural areas. You don’t want to miss this in-depth guide on one of the more historically competitive western states!
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