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After a Week of Terrible Polls, Trump Campaign Pulling Ads in Arizona

After a Week of Terrible Polls, Trump Campaign Pulling Ads in Arizona

During election seasons, Presidential candidates hope to see a large polling bounce after their party’s convention. The GOP was certainly hoping their recent event could help Donald Trump close the gap on Joe Biden. It didn’t work out that way, as a number of polls this week showed the Democrat maintaining a strong lead.

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And the results of those poor polls are now being seen in real time. According to the Arizona Mirror, Trump’s campaign will be pulling ads down from the state’s airwaves at least until the month of October.

The Southwestern state has long been a gimme for the Republican party. Since 1948, the state has only voted for a Democratic candidate once; Bill Clinton in 1996.

But the state has been veering to the left. Making things especially more troubling for the Republicans is the Senate race between Democrat Mark Kelly and Republican Martha McSally. A recent Fox News poll showed Kelly trouncing McSally by a margin of 17 percent.

That same Fox News poll had bad news for Trump as well, showing Biden leading him by 9 in Arizona. Trump won the state in 2016 by 3.5%.

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A Trump spokesperson, Samantha Zanger, projected confidence in her candidates chances. “With a permanent presence in the state since 2016, Arizonans have heard from the Trump campaign for years and know about the wins President Trump’s America First agenda has delivered for them in just one term.”

Early voting will begin in the state on October 7th. The campaign is expected to resume airing commercials then.


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