A new poll released by J. L. Partners and shared with The Hill shows that former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake holds a significant lead in a hypothetical Arizona Senate Republican primary.
According to the poll Lake would receive 38 percent of support in an Arizona Senate GOP primary among registered Republican and undeclared voters. Second place would go to former Arizona gubernatorial candidate and developer Karrin Taylor Robson who received 10 percent of the respondents’ support.
The rest of the candidates did not manage to reach the double digits, with Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb receiving 8 percent of respondents’ support, former Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters receiving 7 percent, former state Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh receiving 4 percent, businessman and former Arizona Senate candidate Jim Lamon receiving 3 percent. Two percent of respondents stated that they would prefer someone else.
Twenty-nine percent of respondents also claimed that they were undecided which means that there is still a large percentage of potential voters who could support a candidate other than Lake. So far, the only of these potential candidates to have officially entered the race is Lamb.
Lake was also supported by both voters who preferred former President Trump and by those who selected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as their presidential picks. However, those voters who did not have a preference on who should win the presidential primary equally supported Lake and Robson at 13 percent.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) who is currently holding the seat has not yet announced whether or not she would be seeking reelection, but according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, she is preparing for another run.