New Poll Has Dem Opponent Widening Lead Over McSally in Arizona Senate Race

Republicans are at high risk of losing a Senate seat in Arizona in November, according to a new poll.

This continues a trend of Kelly besting McSally in polling for several months.

TheHill reports retired astronaut Mark Kelly (D) leads Sen. Martha McSally (R) in the race for an Arizona seat in the United States Senate, according to a new poll.

The poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights, a Phoenix-based polling firm, shows Kelly scoring 49 percent of the vote among Arizona voters, compared with 42 percent for McSally.

Kelly led McSally by a narrower margin, 47 to 44 percent, in the firm’s December poll.

McSally, who was appointed to the seat by Gov. Doug Ducey (R) after the death of Sen. John McCain (R), has seen her favorable ratings drop substantially in recent months. Today, 43 percent of Arizona voters see her favorably, while 47 percent see her unfavorably.

But Mike Noble, OH Predictive Insights’ chief of research, pointed to the number of Arizona voters who do not have an opinion of Kelly — nearly a quarter of likely voters — as an opportunity for McSally to fight back, if she can define the political neophyte early.

The race has become one of the most expensive in the country, as both Kelly and McSally prove prodigious fundraisers.