While polling in the Alabama is getting tighter, a new JMC Analytics & Polling survey (8/26-27; 500 completed responses via automated device from likely Republican household respondents) find former state Sen. Kelli Ward’s early Republican primary advantage growing over first-term Sen. Jeff Flake.
Last week, we saw polling from HighGround Public Affairs Consulting that gave Ms. Ward a huge 42-28% lead over the incumbent GOP Senator. Public Policy Polling followed with approval rating data that found 61% of surveyed Arizona Republicans disapproved of Sen. Flake’s job performance. We questioned the former’s reliability factor, seeing the possibility of a potential skew. Now, JMC Analytics & Polling released new data that arrives at the same conclusions. If fact, their results are even more damaging for Sen. Flake. According to these results, Ward’s lead is 47-21%, and Sen. Flake’s approval rating among members of his own party an even more dismal 22:67%. This race is a long way from being over, however. The 2018 Arizona Republican primary is still a full year away.
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