A new HighGround Public Affairs Consulting poll (8/18-19; 400 AZ registered voters; 273 self-identified Republican voters) finds Sen. Jeff Flake (R) languishing when paired with his announced Republican primary challenger and a potential general election opponent. The poll is skewed regarding the Republican primary vote because the sample size of 273 is too low for a state the size of Arizona. That being said, the ballot test finds Sen. Flake trailing former state Sen. Kelli Ward, 28-42%. If Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) were to become the Democratic Senate nominee, she would top the Senator, 40-32%, in a hypothetical general election ballot test. If Ward defeated Flake in the primary and then was paired against Rep. Sinema for the November election, the Democrat would have only a 32-31% edge.
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