Hotbed of concern

Election turnout in Nevada dropped sharply compared with the last midterm election. In 2010, 723,515 Nevadans voted. This year, that figure fell by a whopping 171,135 to 552,380.

This year's primary turnout also fell dramatically, from 320,648 in 2010 to 222,240 this year, a drop-off of 98,408.

Gov. Brian Sandoval's effort to avoid being seen as a Latino candidate seems to be working well, according to a survey by Latino Decisions. Even running virtually unopposed, Latinos voted against him 52 to 47 percent. Democrat Bob Goodman, a virtual unknown with little money who barely campaigned, outpaced the governor in that demographic.

Latino Decisions is a survey firm that polled elections in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Texas and North Carolina.