Endangered AZ GOP Sen. McSally Getting Crushed in Latest Poll
While Martha McSally is currently serving as an Arizona senator, she was never elected to be one. The Republican lost her 2018 senate bid to Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema. McSally, however was placed in a senate seat by Governor Doug Ducey in 2018 following the retirement of Jon Kyl.
If the latest polling has anything to say about it, however, she will not be serving the state of Arizona much longer. A new survey conducted by OH Predictive Insights shows McSally trailing her democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, by 13 points.
A number of different polls have shown Kelly in the lead, but this is the largest margin so far. According to the study, voters favor the Democrat over McSally 51% to 38%.
Pollster Mike Noble says of the results, “McSally is doing terribly. There’s no way to find a bright spot on that one.”
“‘Maricopa County is the key for Republicans winning …. It's the key to Trump’s re-election but it’s also key for the Senate seat.’”
McSally is down in that traditionally Republican county, the most populous in AZ and the fourth-most populous in the US, by …
54% to 38%. https://t.co/LtLS4wDe5p
— George Conway, Noble Committee Chair (@gtconway3d) May 19, 2020
Arizona will be a crucially important state for Donald Trump this fall. And McSally has closely aligned herself with the President.
Noble continued, “Maricopa County is the key for Republicans winning. It’s the key to Trump’s re-election but it’s also key for the Senate seat. Maricopa County is where the battle is at and right now it’s not going well for McSally.”
Kelly, a former astronaut and the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is also a very tough opponent. In the first quarter of 2020, he nearly doubled the fundraising amount collected by McSally.