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New Poll Finds Kyrsten Sinema Edging Potential Republican Challengers In Senate Race

With primary elections two months away, an Emerson College poll finds Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has the edge in a race against each of the Republican candidates: former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former State Senator Kelli Ward, and Congresswoman Martha McSally.

McSally has the tightest deficit, eight points behind Sinema in a hypothetical face-off. Sinema leads Ward in a race by 17 points, while leading Arpaio by 24 points.

"Martha McSally has the most room to gain supporters in that race," said Abby Silverman, a graduate student at Emerson College who created the poll. "But the Democrats seem to be in a good position to potentially take that seat."

The poll also finds that Governor Doug Ducey has a 22-point edge over Republican challenger Ken Bennett. The poll finds that the governor has a 31 percent approval rating among Arizonans, which is lower than President Donald Trump's 43 percent approval rating in the state. 

In the Democratic race for governor, David Garcia has a lead over Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer.