More Good News for Republicans on Wednesday as Representative Martha McSally takes the lead in Arizona.
Republicans are receiving more good news Wednesday morning, as Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ)–the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona–has taken a solidified lead over Democrat nominee Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
McSally, in this latest poll released Wednesday, leads Sinema by six percent in their bid to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). At 47 percent, McSally has pulled far ahead of Sinema’s 41 percent. Green Party candidate Angela Green gets four percent of the vote, and eight percent are undecided.
The survey was conducted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, with a sample size of 600 and a margin of error of four percent–which means that McSally’s lead of six percent is outside the poll’s margin of error. The poll was conducted by pollster Mike Noble’s OH Predictive Insights and ABC15, a local television network.
“Our September 5th poll showed McSally taking the lead over Sinema and continues to lead into October,” Noble, OH Predictive Insights’ chief pollster, said in a release. “The combination of Angela Green entering the race and Trump’s approval increase is having a negative effect on Sinema, making her numbers go down.”
Other polls as of late have had McSally struggling a bit over the month of September, trailing Sinema inside the margin of error. McSally, in fact, has not led Sinema since the first week of September, when the last ABC15 poll and a Gravis survey came out as a pair of polls showing her with a minimal lead inside the margin of error against Sinema. Now, though, as Republicans solidify their advantage in Senate contests elsewhere nationally, McSally seems to have broken through in one of the key states Republicans need to hold to hang on to and expand their Senate majority.