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The Democratic Presidential race is tightening as Nevada Caucus nears. It is the third state on the calendar. Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are on top of the Nevada Democratic caucus odds. However, Biden is struggling to hold the lead, while Sanders is showing strength.
Nevada Democratic caucus odds are available until 22 February, the polling day. All campaigns of the top candidates have kicked off into high gear on the ground, as Nevada is considered one of the crucial states. It is the third state in the country to host its Democratic presidential nominating contest after Iowa and New Hampshire. But, more importantly, it is the first state where candidates will be tested in front of a diverse population, with about 29% Latinos. Joe Biden maintained his lead, but recently the gap started narrowing down with Bernie Sanders, as per online sportsbook news in the United States.
Sanders has the largest staff in Nevada
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders does not need an introduction in Nevada, as he ran a close race there against Hillary Clinton in 2016. He lost then by only 5 points. Sanders has built up the largest staff in Nevada, with a team, double the size of those assembled by his opponents. He also hired a team of experienced political operatives who have been focusing on grassroots enthusiasm. Sanders made 10 trips to the state with very aggressive campaigning despite suffering a heart attack in Las Vegas.
He has focused on a number of issues in Nevada including the strong high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, and oil and gas drilling in the Ruby Mountains. However, he refused to take positions on some other serious issues like sex work, and online gambling. According to FiveThirtyEight, Sanders is projected to win more than 19% of the votes. That is only three points behind the frontrunner Joe Biden. Besides, his Nevada Democratic caucus odds value -101 at 22BET Sportsbook to be the outright winner.
Biden still maintains an edge in the polls
The 77-year-old former vice president is no stranger to Nevada. He had his campaign there in 2008 and 2012 as Barack Obama’s running mate. Biden still maintains an edge in the polls and has a value of +110 odds at online gambling sites in the United States. He also has prominent endorsements. However, it has not always gone smoothly for him in Nevada. He faced significant pushback from supporters of recreational marijuana when he announced he is against legalizing the drug. He also opposes decriminalizing sex work nationally which has not been always positively received in Nevada.
Warren was one of the first candidates to visit Nevada
The senior senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren was one of the first candidates to visit the state. She started campaigning in Nevada in February 2019. For some time her early campaign was fruitful as she slowly climbed in the polls reaching a high of 18 points in October. however, she has slipped down to around 14 points, according to RealClearPolitics. Although it is hard to see Warren win against Biden and Sanders, her odds stand at +700.
Despite rising as a strong competitor in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Pete Buttigieg (+1200) is yet to make an impression in Nevada. He is one of the latecomers to the state, but he has the second largest staff only behind Sanders. Another strong contender is the billionaire Tom Steyer (+10000). He earned a sudden surge in the race, thanks to spending more than $10 million on television and radio ads. Those ads might be just working as he recently reached 12 points according to Fox News poll. Another candidate with lesser chances is Sen. Amy Klobuchar (+4000). She has not received any major endorsements yet, and she is polling in the low single digits.
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