Mark Kelly Defeats MAGA GOP Opponent In Arizona Polling

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Donald Trump’s endorsement of a Senate candidate is like the kiss of death. Now, 45 is endorsing Blake Masters (R) for an Arizona Senate seat in an attempt to oust former astronaut Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ). But the sitting senator is running eight percentage points better than Masters in a new Fox News poll.

One problem is that the former president chooses the 2022 midterm candidate who promises him fealty or is a revenge action against a Republican primary candidate he believes wronged him.

The poll indicated that among the people of Arizona, a full 50 percent intend to vote for Kelly. And Masters only captured 42 percent of their vote.

The year was 1953, and that was the last time since two Democrats held both Senate seats. That means the midterm election is one that pollsters and politicians will both watch closely, according to The LSE Phelan Centre

‘In 2018, moderate Republican Jeff Flake chose not to run again. He had calculated that Republican politics in the state had shifted to the right and that he was likely to lose his own party’s vote.’

Independents and moderate Republicans felt their party shift right beneath their feet, allowing moderate-to-right Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to pick up her seat.

After Senator John McCain died of brain cancer, the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) placed Republican Martha McSally in McCain’s place. But in the special election Kelly won with a 52.6 percentage point advantage over McSally’s 51.2 percent vote.

The people liked that Kelly was an astronaut and Navy Captain. In addition, he has been married to the very popular Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). She was shot during a meet-and-greet and nearly died.

In the Democratic race for governor, current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has taken the lead by three percentage points over Kari Lake, the Republican candidate. However, that was within the Fox News poll’s margin of error. A full 47 percent planned to vote for Hobbs compared with Lake’s 44 percent.

Masters has voiced his support for the ex-president. He said he wanted Trump to run again in 2024. In return, Trump’s endorsement brought him a win in his Republican primary.

Thus far, 82 percent of Republican voters want Masters, the poll indicated, while 95 percent of Democratic voters are for Kelly. Remarkably, a full 10 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Kelly in his race against Masters.

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A drawn beaten-down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared before the cameras on Thursday. We knew he had lost control of his party when he fatalistically utter these words to a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, according to NBC News:

‘I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different — they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.’

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So far, Arizona remains balanced in the middle. It could go either way.

Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.


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