PPP Poll shows AZ primary race close

A Public Policy Polling survey released today shows Arizona’s presidential primary race to be close.

Mitt Romney maintains a slight lead over Rick Santorum, 36 – 33 percent, while Newt Gingrich trails at third, holding a mere 16 percent of GOP primary voters. Ron Paul is at 9 percent.

Also included were questions regarding Republican candidates in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.

The Democrat-leaning pollsters performed the survey February 17 and 19, and has a higher than usual 4.8 percent margin of error. Those are both factors to consider in viewing the data.

Read the survey here.

The full report, including the questions asked of respondents, can be seen here.

6 Responses to PPP Poll shows AZ primary race close

  1. Calypso says:

    How trustworthy is “Democrat leaning” PPP?

  2. Blackbeard says:

    If a pollster leans in either direction, it is not trustworthy. Pollsters take the public pulse. That needs to be done with integrity.

  3. Braveheart says:

    I predict Santorum, who is speaking at the GOP Lincoln Day lunch tomorrow, will seek and get Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s endorsement. Although I like and respect Joe Arpaio, he endorses like buckshot. He previously endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008. This time around he endorsed Rick “Short timer” Perry who couldn’t open his mouth without screwing up. Now that Perry is gone, Santorum is as good as any. If this prediction is right, just remember that Arpaio also endorsed the SBA phony Vernon Parker. Arpaio’s a fine sheriff, and I’ll support him any day in the week, but endorsements are not his strong suite. Besides, he’s said himself that endorsements are worthless. I’ll drink to that!

  4. American Patriot says:

    These are the facts: Ron Paul’s campaign is over.Ditto Gingrich’s — even if he gets another infusion of millions from a Vegas casino mogul. This is now a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Romney has led a state, has business expertise and can win — regardless of what some commenters here seem to think. If you want to put forth a candidate who wants to be your moral authority, whether or not you want him to be, Santorum’s your man. My wife and I have already voted for Mitt Romney. We invite you to join us. It’s crucial. Otherwise, count on another four years of Obama. Four years from which we will never recover. He will stack the Supreme Court with leftist justices and will be uncontrolled as we’ve never seen him, without having to face another election. This nation is too important to throw away by voting for a national preacher.

  5. Jack Chan says:

    Rick Santorum is too much of a fire brand to win a General Election. I find his crusade against birth control (even among married people) downright offensive. Is he running to be Pope? Does he understand that Protestants also vote?

    We need a candidate that focuses on the economy and jobs, not spiritual issues that a Pres

  6. Michael Bailey says:

    “This idea that people should be able to go and do whatever they want and it doesn’t really matter as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody, that’s not our founders’ view of freedom… It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution…” -–Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday.Fox News Channel, August 3, 2003