Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria) won her special election to replace resigned Rep. Trent Franks (R) earlier this year, and the final result proved to be a close 52-48% result over physician Hiral Tipirneni (D). Now the pair are again squaring off in the regular election. A new Lake Research Partners survey for the Tipirneni Campaign (9/24-26; 400 AZ-8 likely voters) finds Rep. Lesko only holding a 48-44% ballot test lead. In Lake’s August poll (8/7-13; 400 AZ-8 likely voters) the new Congresswoman’s advantage was 49-40%.
This is another example of a reliably Republican district becoming competitive. It was expected that Rep. Lesko would return to a normal Republican vote after her close special election victory, but it appears the race is only leaning her way as the last crucial campaign month begins.
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