Republican Kari Lake, former Phoenix Fox 10 news anchor, shows a slight lead in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up against Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in a tight race for governor of Arizona, according to a CD Media Big Data Poll released Friday.
Lake was backed by Donald Trump and showed less than 1% between them. Of the likely general election midterm voters statewide in Arizona, 39.4 percent said they would vote for Lake, while 38.1 percent said they would vote for Hobbs.
11.2 percent of the respondents said they were opting for someone else, and 11.2 percent were undecided. However, the poll found that, of the undecided, 54.1 percent strongly disapproved of President Joe Biden, and only 4.1 percent approved.
Overall, the poll showed that Biden only has a 36.2 percent approval rating in Arizona and a disapproval rating of 62 percent.
Additional results showed that Democrat voters were less excited about the November elections. There were 53.2 percent who said they were “extremely” enthusiastic about voting in November, versus the 64.5 percent of the Republicans who said the same thing.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaking with attendees at an event hosted by Arizona Talks at Greenwood Brewing in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
And almost all of the voters (97.4 percent) who said they were “extremely” enthusiastic about November said they would be “certain to vote” in November. Of those who said they were “moderately” enthusiastic about voting, the number of people dropped to 55.7 percent. Only 57.9 percent of the “slightly” enthusiastic voters said they would vote in November.
The CD Media Big Data poll was conducted from July 16 to 18, interviewing 1,298 likely general election midterm voters statewide in Arizona with a 2.7 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence interval.
Last Friday was Save America Rally held in Prescott (AZ) by former President Donald Trump. His prepared remarks indicated that he intended to support Lake and said she would be “one of the fiercest voices” in opposition to President Joe Biden.
Trump plans remarks show also that he believes Lake, his choice to be Arizona governor, “will do everything necessary to protect the citizens of Arizona .”
The Arizona primary will be held on August 2. Both candidates must win primaries to compete against one another in November.