It appears that Arizona Rep. Martha McSally (R-Tucson) is hitting her stride at exactly the right time in reference to the Senate Republican primary. According to a new Data Orbital poll (8/21-22; 600 AZ likely GOP primary voters via live phoner interviews; 40% already reporting to have cast an early vote), Rep. McSally has a 48-22-18% lead over former state Sen. Kelli Ward and ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The polling analysis explains that Ms. McSally has gained over 16 points in tracking since August 8th, while her two GOP opponents have remained basically stagnant. The winner of Tuesday’s primary will face Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) in the open general election. Sen. Jeff Flake (R) is retiring after one term.
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