AZ 2018 senate race: Ward crushes Flake 47-21 in new poll

Republicans peel away from liberal Flake after his refusal to support the Republican presidential nominee, whom he continues to insult after Donald Trump was elected president 

 This past Friday, SRAZ posted “Poll: Jeff Flake in deep trouble with AZ voters,” in which we cited polling data indicating incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake was trailing challenger Dr. Kelli Ward by 14 points in the 2018 U.S. Senate race.

 Those numbers were definitely worth crowing about —- until now.

A newer survey conducted August 26-27 has even more substantive findings. JMC Analytics shows Republicrat Jeff Flake falling even further behind conservative Kelli Ward, a physician and  former two-term state senator by an even greater margin of 26 points.  Only 21 percent of Arizona Republicans support Flake for reelection in a match up against Kelli Ward— who gets 47 percent support. Yes, you read that right, she more than doubles his numbers.

Flake’s low level of support remains constant. In July, Morning Consult Senate Approval Rankings found only one senator facing re-election next year — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona — has an approval rating lower than his disapproval rating.

Despite a no-holds-barred campaign on Flake’s behalf by Sen. McCain and retiring Sen. Kyl, Flake just barely squeaked into office in his initial 2012 senate race, with a 3 percent edge over former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, a member of George W. Bush’s administration who ran as a Democrat.

The latest low numbers reflect Flake’s first term in the senate after six terms in the U.S. House, where he deceptively broke his campaign pledge to term limit himself to three 2-year terms. Flake grinned while admitting, “I lied.”

Read more about Jeff Flake in Reaping what he has sown.

Conservatives are lining up behind principled Dr. Kelli Ward, who represents their values.


8 Responses to AZ 2018 senate race: Ward crushes Flake 47-21 in new poll

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Glad to see these consistent polling numbers showing Jeff the Flake in the political toilet. I was buoyed by the first ones released by HighGround, since it’s run by a former McCain strategist, who apparently has begun taking the high ground himself. His clients need to rely on integrity, or his business fails.

    • terry dudas says:

      If the trend to Ward continues, I will have to reregister as a Republican in order to vote in the primary.

  2. Longtime GOP PC says:

    The two US Senators who supposedly represent Arizona citizens are the best reasons I can think of for term limits! Both McCain, who wanted to run as a Democrat and was dissuaded from doing so, and Flake who was a Libertarian and ran as a Republican in order to win, have given Republicans a sharp stick in the eye.

    I never supported term limits, but these two charlatans have convinced me of the error of my ways.

  3. Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

    Here is but another reason to climb on the Ward bandwagon to support a well-plotted campaign. And dear Mr. Arpaio: We luv ya, but if you are even considering the idea of jumping in at this late date, DON’T.

    • Brian S. says:

      I think the world of Sheriff Joe but I’m in complete agreement, he should not get in the race. Instead, he needs to put his political clout behind Kelli Ward who will be a great asset to President Trump in his efforts to get some legislation passed.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    The poll looks good.
    Wait for the shenanigans to start.

    Meanwhile, have you been observing All of the photographic evidence of white racists and white supremacists in Texas?
    Well that’s because there isn’t any.
    People helping people is what you’ll see.

    Unless you see the looters carrying 72 inch TVs out of stores and running away. How DO they run with those pants around their thighs?

    Yesterday, the Cajun navy, a large group of volunteers from Louisiana (who are battle-proven from Louisiana’s history with water), came under fire, live gunfire, while trying to rescue people.
    In other instances, thugs actually tried to Steal the rescue boats from the Cajun navy.
    Unfortunately, these incidents caused the Louisiana volunteers to stand down.

    Meanwhile, a 30 year veteran of the Houston PD, Officer Perez, has drowned. May he rest in peace with God in Heaven.

    On Monday, I overheard a Catholic priest speaking with two women who were asked him if he thought that the TX floods were warnings from God.
    I stopped long enough to hear his response.
    Hang on to your hats, folks.
    He, after stammering for a few seconds, actually told the two women that he thought it was climate change. He said that it’s his opinion that climate change is as serious as Communism.
    The look on the faces of the two women was priceless.
    I had to walk away.
    May God have Mercy on us.

  5. Kathy says:

    Keep an eye out for McCain to swtich parties, to make it official that is.

  6. Lynda Tanner says:

    There is nothing Flake can say or do this late in the game to turn it around in his favor. His goose is now cooked. I bet he isn’t sleeping well here on out.