- The Nevada caucuses take place on Saturday, February 22.
- About 70% of the Democratic voters live in the Las Vegas area.
- Senator Bernie Sanders is leading both in the polls and in online sportsbooks.
LAS VEGAS – On Saturday, February 22, the Nevada caucus will take place to determine who Nevada believes should be the Democratic nominee.
Although the Nevada Democratic debate featured Michael Bloomberg, he will actually not be on the ballot in Nevada. He is instead focusing his efforts on Super Tuesday states. That leaves the rest of the Democratic candidates to battle it out in Nevada.
One Clear Front Runner
Out of all the Democratic candidates, Senator Bernie Sanders is currently the front runner to win Nevada. A new poll released confirms that Sanders has 30% of support in Nevada. In second place is Pete Buttigieg, with 17% of the vote.
The poll states that voters under the age of 50 are what is fueling Sanders’s support in Nevada. About 50% of voters in this group support Bernie Sanders more than any other candidate.
Winning this group of people is essential to winning the state. Las Vegas itself holds about 70% of the voting population in Nevada. The average age of people living in Las Vegas is 38. So, winning this group means winning about 70% of the voters.
It is not just the voters who took the poll that are supporting Sen. Sanders. Sportsbooks also show that Sen. Sanders has an edge in Nevada. Although retail sportsbooks in the U.S. do not have election odds, online sportsbooks are taking action on the elections.
Odds to win the Nevada caucus:
- Bernie Sanders -2500
- Joe Biden +1400
- Pete Buttigieg +2000
- Elizabeth Warren +3300
- Tom Steyer +3300
- Amy Klobuchar +5000
Sen. Bernie Sanders has -2500 odds of winning the Nevada caucuses. Online sports bettors clearly believe that Sen. Sanders will take Nevada. Other online sportsbooks have similar odds on Sen. Sanders. The odds on him as of this writing tend to range from -900 to -2500.
The polling and online odds show that bettors and voters in Nevada are clearly pulling for Sen. Sanders. Of course, elections are full of surprises and someone might overtake Sen. Sanders in the next 24 hours.
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