By: Brian Evans
On Wednesday, Arizona’s ABC 15 released the OH Predictive Insights poll. It revealed that over recent weeks, Martha McSally has had a major boost in the polling, where she now has 52%, compared to Kyrsten Sinema’s 45%. The 7 point lead has come amidst the evidence of Sinema stating in a 2003 radio interview that she “didn’t care” if Americans wanted to take up arms with the Taliban, called Arizonans crazy, supported the radically violent and communist group AntiFa, and deemed Arizona the meth lab of America.
Also, Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema said in a 2006 interview called stay-at-home moms “leeches” who essentially cash checks “off their husbands or boyfriends.” Sinema said…
“These women who act like staying at home, leaching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” Sinema told Scottsdale nightlife magazine 944 in 2006. “That’s bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?”
Kyrsten Sinema, AZ Democrat Senate Candidate
Consequently, now former Air Force pilot McSally has be able to take a commanding 7 point lead, out of the margin of error. The survey was conducted between Oct. 22nd to October 23, where they reached out to 600 respondents on the phone. Even more promising for McSally, was the majority of the swing towards the Republican candidate has been derived primarily from independent voters.
Mike Noble, the Chief Pollster and Managing Partner of OH Predictive Insights said…
“With the hottest race in the country coming to an end, McSally is solidifying her lead over Sinema. The game-changer comes from Independent voters, who have swung from Sinema to McSally since our last poll. We’ll know come Election Night whether they stick with McSally or swing back to Sinema.”
Mike Noble, Chief Pollster, And Managing Partner of OH Predictive Insights
McSally ultimately has a 54% favorability rating, when compared with Sinema’s 47% favorability, with one of the largest contrasts between McSally, and Sinema involves military service. McSally served as an Air Force pilot prior to serving in the House of Representatives, but she is also a pro-military proponent. Compare that to Sinema’s recent anti-war activism, and Sinema’s open opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it has led Sinema to have a 37% “VERY un-favorability” rating.
The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls — which does not currently include the OH Predictive Insight survey — has Sinema up by .7 points, calling it a toss-up.