WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has a comfortable lead over Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race, according to a poll released Friday.
The Data Orbital poll found that 46.5 percent of the respondents said they support Sinema, compared with 41.1 percent who said they support McSally. Meanwhile, 2.9 percent said they support Green Party candidate Angela Green and 7.5 percent said they are not sure which candidate they support.
The sampling included 600 likely voters and was carried out Oct. 16-17. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.99 percentage points.
Sinema, 42, is an attorney and has served in Congress since 2013. If elected, she would become the first openly bisexual member of the Senate.
McSally, 52, is a retired Air Force colonel. She has served in Congress since 2015.
The candidates are vying for the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake.
Previous polls showed a tight race with both candidates overtaking each other in the lead.
TMN asked former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to make a prediction on the race during an interview on Wednesday.
“I think that the race is really really tight and that all of us have a lot of work to do to get out there and get the vote turned out,” Brewer said.
When asked if McSally, who is considered a moderate Republican, will receive sufficient support from conservative voters, Brewer said: “I do. I think that they will turn out for her.”
Brewer went on to say McSally has worked hard to reach out to conservatives. Brewer said she believes the endorsement of fellow Arizona Republican, Sen. Jon Kyl, will further bolster McSally’s credentials among conservatives.
In September Kyl was appointed to the Senate seat vacated by the death of John McCain (R). Kyl previously served in the upper chamber from 1995-2013. He is considered a staunch conservative.
Janice Kay Brewer served as Arizona governor from 2009-15.
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