Across the United States, national elections are tightening up catching the Democratic party off guard.
The change in momentum reminds me of a driver cruising down the road, then hearing a distant engine coming up and blowing by their left side unexpectedly.
In a few races, the GOP is pulling away big time, just 12 days out from November 8th election day.
Arizona’s gubernatorial race is one of them.
Kari Lake, a MAGA-supporting and maligned former TV news anchor has taken a commanding double-digit lead in Arizona’s gubernatorial race, while GOP candidate Blake Masters is neck and neck with Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) in the U.S. Senate contest, according to a poll.
The Insider Advantage poll, sponsored by Fox 10 Phoenix, shows that 54 percent of likely voters are backing Lake, a former news anchor for the station, while 45 percent are supporting Hobbs. About two percent of respondents are undecided. The Republican is reportedly polling better among older demographics and with Latinos.
Kari Lake (R) 54% (+11)
Katie Hobbs (D) 43%
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 26, 2022
While a Data for Progress poll released earlier in the day showed Lake up four, Insider Advantage’s numbers indicate she has blown the contest wide-open with only 13 days to go until the election. Hobbs refused to debate Lake under any circumstances, and pollster Matt Towery believes this could have contributed to Lake’s growing lead.
The U.S. Senate race is in a statistical dead heat. Of likely voter respondents, 43 percent say they are voting for Masters, while 45 percent support Kelly. Another six percent say they back Libertarian candidate Marc Victor.
As Masters is within the margin of error, the race is a statistical tie. The Data for Progress poll from earlier in the day showed both candidates polling at 47 percent and Victor at three percent.
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