Nevadans’ housing woes could sound death knell for Biden in swing state

Swing-state Nevada voters consider soaring housing prices a top issue ahead of the 2024 election, a challenge for the Biden campaign as it trails former President Donald Trump in some polls. 

Since 2016, home sale prices in Nevada’s Clark County have risen by 50%, and median rental prices in the county, which is home to Las Vegas, are still 30% higher than they were before the pandemic, according to Apartment List.

A University of Nevada at Las Vegas study also found that seven of the 10 most common jobs in Las Vegas don’t pay enough to afford a studio apartment; and a recent poll found that 51% of Nevada residents considered housing to be very important going into the presidential election, more than issues including abortion, climate change, the
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