Control of both chambers of Congress is up for grabs in the midterm elections, which take place in a little more than four weeks.
Nevada’s Senate race, where Republican Adam Laxalt is challenging Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto, is anticipated to be one of the most contentious.
According to the most recent polls, Laxalt leads by less than two points according to independent election website FiveThirtyEight, indicating that the race is extremely close.
Based on a compilation of recent polls, the website, founded in 2008 by polling guru Nate Silver, has Laxalt winning with 45.6 percent to Cortez Masto’s 44.1 percent.
However, according to the most recent poll available on the website, which was carried out by SSRS for CNN, Cortez Masto received more support from voters than her GOP opponent (47% vs. 44%).
According to this poll, the economy and inflation are the two political issues that Nevadans are most concerned about, with 44 percent of respondents ranking them above abortion, which is in second place.
926 voters from Nevada were surveyed by CNN between September 26 and October 2 “using a combination of online and telephone interviews.”
Laxalt, however, was in the lead according to a different survey taken by OH Predictive Insights for the local publication The Nevada Independent. Laxalt received 45% of the vote in this survey of 741 voters, which was conducted between September 20 and September 29. The incumbent Senator received 43%.
Laxalt criticized the FBI’s August raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago members-only club in Palm Beach, Florida, which was carried out to seize top-secret and sensitive information.
“We don’t live in a third-world country,” Laxalt wrote in a tweet. We are Americans.
“Today’s raid on Trump’s residence is just one more illustration of how the Left is increasingly turning our federal agencies into weapons while individuals like Hunter Biden enjoy freedom.
“Beginning Nov. By the eighth day, this power grab will be over.
Last month, Laxalt reaffirmed his position in an interview with NBC News, saying: “The FBI is far too political right now, and we need to do something to take the polarization out of that.”
“We simply cannot allow our top law enforcement agency to become politicized.”
If elected again, Cortez Masto has promised to keep advocating for abortion access.
She tweeted earlier this month: “In June, a Supreme Court decision stripped fundamental freedoms from women all over the nation. I’ll never give up advocating for women’s autonomy in making future decisions.
Cortez Masto and Laxalt have been contacted by Newsweek for comment.