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How This One Governor Is Proving Resilient in a Purple State

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is leading in his state's U.S. Senate race. So why is Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) on track to handily defeat his Democratic opponent?

By NTK Staff | 10.30.2018 @10:00am
How This One Governor Is Proving Resilient in a Purple State

A poll of Arizona’s U.S. Senate race released Tuesday indicates that Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) may be in position to win the contest to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), despite her past controversial comments that have surfaced in recent weeks. Sinema is up six points on Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), according to NBC News and Marist College.

It’s a tough midterm environment for Republicans in Arizona, a state Donald Trump won by just four points in 2016.

A conservative governor is proving incredibly resilient, though, even if his good position in the Arizona gubernatorial race is not making headlines.

NBC News and Marist found Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ), running for reelection to a second term, is up 13 points on his liberal opponent, David Garcia. That’s an improvement for Ducey from NBC News’s last measure of the AZ-Gov. race.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey gets support from 55 percent of likely voters, while Democratic challenger David Garcia gets 42 percent — up from Ducey’s 8-point lead in September.

And the 13-point lead closely matches another poll of the Arizona gubernatorial race released this week: CBS News found on Sunday that Ducey is leading Garcia by 11 points, 52 percent to 41 percent.

Ducey appears primed to get another four years leading the state of Arizona, regardless of how the race to replace Flake turns out. That’s good news for Republicans watching their state become more ‘purple’ in recent years.

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