How the races are panning out
There are just two months left until elections, and while candidates and voters may be anticipating the outcome, political polls may not be as informative as they had hoped.
Polls show Doug Ducey, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, leading in the race for governor against Fred DuVal, his Democratic opponent. But with that lead, it isn’t indicative of who could win.
According to The Arizona Republic, a new poll released by the Arizona Free Enterprise Club on Monday indicated that 11 percent of those surveyed were undecided. This is compared to 44 percent who said they would vote for Ducey, 38 percent for DuVal, six percent for Libertarian candidate Barry Hess, and one percent for Americans Elect candidate John Mealer.
A six-point lead leaves the gubernatorial candidate race “wide-open,” according to The Arizona Republic.
The gubernatorial race isn’t the only close race for Arizonans. The newest poll of the congressional race between Democrat Ron Barber and his opponent Republican Martha McSally hasn’t been updated since June; it had Barber leading by eight points.
This lead has both candidates and voters preparing for a race ending similarly to how Barber and McSally ran against each other in 2012, with just a 0.8 point lead in favor of Barber. This race could go either way for the final outcome in November.
The attorney general’s race has Republican Mark Brnovich running against second-time Democratic candidate Felecia Rotellini.
According to The Arizona Republic, a survey had Brnovich with 43 percent of the vote and Rotellini with 40 percent of the vote. A three-percent difference is left within the margin of error, and with 83 percent of surveyors voting for the leading candidates, the attorney general’s race could go either way.
The political polls between Ducey and DuVal, Barber and McSally, and Brnovich and Rotellini don’t indicate an outcome for the elections in November.
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