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AZ-Sen: New Momouth Poll Has Mark Kelly (D) Leading Martha McSally (R) 50-44

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Some good news today out of Arizona courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll:

Arizona’s Electoral College votes could be in play in November, according to a Monmouth (“Mon-muth”) University Poll of registered voters in the state. Joe Biden has a slight lead over President Donald Trump, while Bernie Sanders is basically tied with the incumbent. In tomorrow’s Democratic primary election, Biden has a 20 point lead over Sanders. The poll also finds that the Arizona U.S. Senate race could start off with a Democratic edge as well, with Mark Kelly having a 6 point lead against Martha McSally. In other poll results, a majority of Arizona voters are concerned about coronavirus hitting their family, but the level of concern varies widely by party affiliation.

Turning to the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, Democrat Kelly holds a small 50% to 44% lead over incumbent Republican McSally in a hypothetical matchup in November’s special election. McSally leads among men (53% to 42%) while Kelly leads among women (57% to 36%). McSally is running to complete the final two years of the late Sen. John McCain’s term. She was appointed to the post after she lost the election for Arizona’s other senate seat in 2018.

For the U.S. Senate contenders, challenger Kelly has a decidedly positive rating of 41% favorable and just 17% unfavorable, although 42% of Arizona voters have no opinion of him. McSally, on the other hand, holds a divided 35% favorable and 39% unfavorable rating, with 26% having no opinion of her. The incumbent does slightly better on her job rating, with 42% of voters approving and 39% disapproving of the job she is doing as U.S. senator.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from March 11 to 14, 2020 with 847 Arizona registered voters. The question results in this release based on all registered voters have a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points. Results based on 373 voters who are likely to vote in the Democratic presidential primary on March 17, 2020 have a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percentage points.  The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

Let’s keep up the momentum and win this race. Click here to donate and get involved with Kelly’s campaign.

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