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    Pollster: Democrats Closing in On Clean Sweep (…And Then Some) in Arizona

    Emerson Polling’s latest Arizona statewide polls has the Democrats sitting pretty in Arizona

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    In this April 10, 2018, photo, Democratic candidate for the Arizona 8th Congressional District special election Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, center, talks with supporters at a local restaurant in Sun City, Ariz. Tipirneni is running against former Arizona Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    How the Democrats can score a two-for-one on both Senate seats in Arizona

     

    Things continue to not look good for the Republicans this November.  Arizona, a purple state in Presidential elections, but generally a solid red for statewide elections, is beginning to look more and more to be ripe for the picking for Democrats.

    …Big time.

    The most reliable polling agency in the nation, Emerson Polling, conducted a much anticipated statewide poll for the open Senate seat, the Governor’s race and every single congressional district in Arizona.

    “The results continue to be fluid, but at this point it’s looking like a [Senate] seat that the Democrats pick up,” said Emerson Professor Spencer Kimball in an exclusive interview with CLNS Media.

    The Emerson poll, analyzed by Kimball himself, had Democratic Senate nominee and current congresswoman Kyrsten Lea Sinema with comfortable leads over all three serious Republican potential nominees, (Martha McSally, Kelli Ward, and Joe Arpaio.)

    Arpaio, Ward, and McSally are currently duking it during a vicious primary that isn’t set to conclude until the end of August.

    Now here’s the kicker: The Democrats can score TWO Senate seats.  Heres how:

    While only one Senate seat is up for election this November, the upcoming gubernatorial race in Arizona may also come with a twofer.  As the winner may very likely be the one who appoints Arizona’s second Senator pending the health of longtime Senate veteran John McCain.

    “We have [Republican Governor Doug] Ducey’s approval rating at 31%.  People are not really happy with the Governor,” said Kimball.  “On the Democratic side, they’re trying to put up a candidate that they think can increase the Latino vote – and that’s what you see in David Garcia.

    “It’s an important race, the next Governor, depending on the health of John McCain may be appointing the next Senator for the remainder of the term,” Kimball said.

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