A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney, 52%-44%, in Nevada.
That's not just important because it's a solid lead, but also because the POTUS cracks the 50% mark, which is key for an incumbent.
Also, it doesn't really look like this is much of an outlier. PPP and Rasmussen both had him up 8% and 6%, respectively, in March.
According to the RCP average of polls in the state, things were much tighter between the two in 2011, but so far, 2012 seems far kinder to Obama.
One possible reason for the president's improving fortunes? The slightly improving fortunes of residents.
Last month, unemployment fell to 12.7%. Still very high, but below the peak of 14% in late 2010.
So with Romney's sudden struggles in the state, you know what all this means? Time to talk about Nevada's governor, Brian Sandoval, for Veep! TOTALLY Kidding. He's pro-choice, which means that you could just insert his name for Condi's in my explanation yesterday for why there's no chance she or he will be VP.