Poll: Trump-Backed Candidates Lead in Arizona Republican Primary

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 30: Former president of the United States Donald Trump gives a thumbs up prior to Game Four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 30, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Former President Trump-endorsed candidates are in the lead in Arizona just days before the Republican primary, according to a poll.

Senate candidate Blake Masters, along with candidates for governor Kari Lake and candidate for secretary of state Mark Finchem, have all been endorsed by Trump and have taken the lead in their respective races, the polling data found. The Arizona GOP primary will take place on August 2.

Blake Masters and Kari Lake (Bill Clark, Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The telephone poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports and Arizona Rock Products Association, found that Blake Masters is ahead in his race with a commanding lead. 

Of those surveyed, 31% of likely Arizona Republican primary voters would vote for businessman Blake Masters, as opposed to 19%, who say they would vote for Jim Lamon. Meanwhile, only 16% of likely Arizona Republican primary voters say they would vote for Senate candidate Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Meanwhile, 10% state they would vote for retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Mick McGuire, 3% say they would vote for former State Rep. Justin Olson, 6% would vote for some other candidate, and 15% are not sure.

Trump-backed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a former TV journalist, enjoys a 9% lead over competitor Karrin Taylor Robson, with the candidates coming in at 43% and 34%, respectively. Robson has received support from former Vice President Mike Pence.

Gubernatorial candidates Paola Tulliani-Zen sits at 4% and Scott Neely at 3%. Another 5% would vote for some other candidate, while 11% remain undecided.

Mark Finchem, the Trump-backed candidate for secretary of state, leads his opponent, Beau Lane, with the two candidates polling at 27% and 16%, respectively, while State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita polls at 12%, and State Rep. Shawnna Bolick polls at 11%. Meanwhile, 10% of likely Arizona GOP primary voters prefer some other candidate, and 25% are undecided.

The Rasmussen report notes that “the leads for candidates endorsed by Trump is not surprising, given that 75% of likely Arizona GOP primary voters surveyed said they voted for Trump in 2020.”

The survey was conducted on July 27 and 28 and has a sample size of 710 likely Arizona Republican primary voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

Spencer Lindquist is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerLndqst and reach out at [email protected]

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