Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the race to fill Jon Kyl’s U.S. Senate seat in Arizona shows both leading Republican hopefuls ahead of their top Democratic opponents.
A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Grand Canyon State finds Republican Congressman Jeff Flake earning 47% support to former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona’s 34%.
If attorney and party activist Don Bivens is the Democratic nominee, Flake still picks up 47%, while Bivens earns 30% of the vote. Given this matchup, three percent (3%) favor another candidate in the race, and another 20% are undecided.
Businessman Wil Cardon, Flake’s top GOP primary challenger, leads Bivens by a 42% to 30% margin. Four percent (4%) support some other candidate, while 24% are not sure.
However, Cardon runs nearly even when Carmona is his Democratic challenger, leading 39% to 38%. In that matchup, three percent (3%) like a different candidate, and 20% more are undecided.
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