Arpaio just announced yesterday a run for the Senate in Arizona and there’s already a new poll showing he and McSally are in a neck and neck battle with each other:
ABC 15 – A Tuesday poll from ABC15/OHPI shows Joe Arpaio skyrocketing to the top of the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
The poll, conducted the same day Arpaio announced his Senate run, shows the former sheriff with 29% of the vote, a statistical tie with first place candidate Martha McSally at 31%.
Former state senator Kelli Ward, who has been the front runner in recent polls, drops to 25% in this latest survey.
The poll mirrors initial speculation that Arpaio could edge out Ward and create an opening for McSally, who colleagues have said is planning a Senate run but has not yet made an announcement.
Those poll numbers are for each candidate when polled on their own. However if you stuck them with potential presidential endorsements, then it changes a little:
Notice just how much Ward dropped with Bannon as her endorser. I think that probably says a lot more about Bannon right now that it does Ward.
Here’s the lowdown:
The primary to decide nominees will be in August, followed by the general election in November.
The poll was conducted Tuesday via telephone among 504 likely Republican primary voters. The margin of error is +/- 4.36%.
August? It’s going to be a really long primary in Arizona, and probably a pretty nasty one.