This week’s poll found that Arizona Republican Senator Martha McSally was getting closer to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly.
The new ABC News / Washington Post opinion poll released on Wednesday found that McSally is just 1 percentage point behind the former NASA astronaut.
According to KTAR News, this is the first time ABC News / The Washington Post has polled Arizona’s races. In particular, the results fell further to the right than most other surveys.
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For example, in the same poll, President Trump also had a 1
In addition, the poll, September 15-20, presented two sets of data for the races: one for likely voters and one for registered voters.
Registered voter results were better for the Democrats, with Biden leading by 2 points and Kelly by 5 points.
A week ago, a Siena College / The New York Times Upshot reported results showing that McSally left Kelly 8 points behind among the likely Arizona voters.
Even so, Biden’s lead in the state where some hope for blue will swing was the lowest this month, averaging eighty-five.
The battlefield is seen as the key to both the general election and control of the Senate.
On Tuesday, McSally told Fox & Friends that the special election was “the key to maintaining the Senate majority” for the GOP next year.
“People knew Arizona was key to the presidential race …” she said. “Now we are key to making sure the Supreme Court candidate gets through and we can postpone the court for generations to come.”
After Republican Senator John McCain died of brain cancer in 2018, former Senator John Kyl filled the position.
The Republican Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey named McSally as the seat in early 2019.
While the Real Clear Politics Average for the race shows Kelly is up more than 5.5 percentage points, the retired Air Force fighter pilot remains confident in her rankings.
She was confident enough to speak to the president about his comments on Cindy McCain, which Biden had endorsed Tuesday night.
“I hardly know Cindy McCain other than to have her called to a committee at her husband’s request,” tweeted Trump on Wednesday morning. “Joe Biden was John McCain’s lap dog. So many BAD decisions about Endless Wars & the VA that I took from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!”
On Fox News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show,” McSally said no one should attack McCain on Wednesday.
“I have the greatest respect for Cindy McCain, and she has had a four-decade relationship with Joe Biden,” she said. “I fully respect your decision to have your voice heard in this election. Now we disagree on the best choice to move the country forward. But I also want to make it clear: no one should attack Cindy McCain for her rights to exercise their right to make their voice heard. “
Like McCain, McSally has a long service history, telling the Friends hosts that she was “driven” to fight for the vulnerable through the death of her own father.
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“Now I’m standing against the wall to make sure the radical left doesn’t take over our country, and I’m there to make sure Chuck Schumer isn’t responsible in the Senate and people want a fighter,” she said. “We care about our freedoms in Arizona, so it’s very resonant. “