New poll shows McSally in the lead for Senate with Republican voters

Posted at 5:05 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 09:19:58-04

A new poll shows Congresswoman Martha McSally in the lead with Arizona's Republican primary voters for a Senate seat. 

According to Phoenix-based research polling company OH Predictive Insights, McSally has 39 percent of the vote in the GOP race. Kelli Ward comes in second with 24.5 percent, followed by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio currently stands at almost 14 percent. 

“McSally is starting to tell her story, she’s flush with cash, and she benefited from her pivot to embrace Trump. That all puts her in the driver's seat - or should I say the cockpit?,” said Mike Noble, managing partner and chief pollster at OH Predictive Insights, in a media release.

Noble also says with more than 22 percent of voters undecided and early voting about 40 days away, “expect the attacks to start flying as the candidates ratchet up the pressure.”

On the Democratic side, Kyrsten Sinema was in the lead, according to an April poll.