Arizona Poll Puts Joe Arpaio in Tight Run for the Republican Senate Primary
Something feels like “here we go again” with all this.
On Tuesday, former Maricopa County (Az.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he was throwing his hat in the ring, to run for the Senate in Arizona.
According to a new ABC15/OHPI poll, Arpaio is in a statistical tie with Representative Martha McSally, when it comes to the Republican Senate primary.
The day after announcing, Arpaio is shown to have 29 percent support.
McSally, who is also expected to jump into the race soon but has not made a formal announcement, has 31 percent support, according to the poll.
Former state Sen. Kelli Ward has 25 percent support in the poll.
That would be “Chemtrail” Kelli Ward, also known as Kelli “Can I have your stuff after you die?” Ward.
This isn’t one of the more reliable polls, still, it could provide some insight into what to expect as the race begins to pick up steam.
The poll was conducted Tuesday with 504 Republican respondents, and has a margin of error of 4.36 percent.
Arpaio gained popularity among immigration hardliners during his time as Maricopa County sheriff, proudly calling himself “America’s toughest sheriff” and touting a strict approach to border security.
President Trump pardoned Arpaio last year after he was convicted of ignoring a court order related to racial profiling in his office.
In other words, he appeals to the MAGA crowd, but how much weight they carry in Arizona, especially after the debacle that was Alabama, is up in the air.
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