Latest straws in the wind

A Monmouth University survey shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 45 to 41 percent in Nevada, with Libertarian Gary Johnson holding five percent.

Analyst Nate Silver wrote on July 12, “With its rapidly growing Latino and nonwhite populations, Nevada has demographics that increasingly look like California’s.” Last year, Nevada analyst Fred Lokken said, “Based on the 2010 census, this is pretty much a blue state,” though he limited that to presidential races.

A Pew Research Center survey shows the gender gap, with Donald Trump doing all he can to offend women, has widened to a whopping 24 percentage points. In most places, that is an aid to Clinton. But Nevada is one of two states with a majority of men.