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GOP Kari Lake has a slight lead over Democrat Katie Hobbs


Republican Kari Lake, former Phoenix Fox 10 news anchor, shows a slight lead in a hypothetical head-to-head against Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in a tight race for Arizona governor, CD shows Media Big Data Poll released on Friday.

Lake, backed by former President Donald Trump, showed a slight lead of less than one percent between the two candidates. Among likely voters in the Arizona statewide midterm general election, 39.4% said they would vote for Lake, while 38.1% said they would vote for Hobbs.

11.2% of respondents said they were opting for someone else and 11.2% were undecided. However, the poll found that, among the undecided, 54.1% strongly disapproved of President Joe Biden and only 4.1% approved.

Overall, the poll showed Biden has just a 36.2% approval rating in Arizona and a 62% disapproval rating.

Additionally, the poll found that Democratic respondents were significantly less enthusiastic about voting in the November election. There were 53.2% who said they were “extremely” excited about voting in November, compared to 64.5% of Republicans who said the same.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaking to attendees at an event hosted by Arizona Talks at Greenwood Brewing in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

And nearly all voters (97.4%) who said they were “extremely” enthusiastic about November said they would be “certain to vote” in November. Among those who said they were “moderately” enthusiastic about voting, the number dropped to 55.7%. Only 57.9% of “slightly” enthusiastic voters said they would vote in November.

The CD Media Big Data poll was conducted July 16-18, surveying 1,298 likely midterm general election voters across the state of Arizona with a 2.7% margin of error and an interval 95% confidence.

Last Friday, former President Donald Trump held a Save America rally in Prescott, Arizona, where his prepared remarks showed he planned to support Lake, saying she “will be one of the strongest voices fiercest in the country” against President Joe. Biden.

Trump’s planned remarks also show he believes Lake – his pick for Arizona governor – “will do whatever it takes to protect the people of Arizona.”

Arizona’s primary is Aug. 2, and both candidates will need to win their primaries to run against each other in November.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jbliss@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.



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