Skip to comments.McCain Surges
Posted on 07/15/2010 5:14:43 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Sen. John McCain is widely ahead of his two primary challengers, according to a new poll.
A Behavior Research Center survey released Thursday indicates that 64 percent of likely Arizona Republican primary voters support McCain, with19 percent backing former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, five percent supporting Jim Deakin, a Tea Party activist, and 12 percent undecided. The primary is scheduled for August 24.
Why such a gap?
"The simple reality is that McCain took his (Hayworth's) border and SB 1070 issue away from him, and then nailed him on ethics issues pertaining to being a lobbyist and so on," said Earl de Berge, Behavior Research Center's research director. "Most Republicans just pinch their nose at that stuff, and I think it just turned them off to him. It's the devil you know versus the devil you don't know."
The margin of of error for the sample in de Berge's poll is 6.9 percent.
Hayworth spokesman Mark Sanders says the polling firm has "no credibility."
This is so sad-—and a bit scary. What is with Republicans that they hang onto these old farts so often?
And, true to form, a freshly re-elected McCain will flip-flop again and the pro-amnesty, anti-border security RINO we know will re-emerge.
The poling could be skewed.
The voters have very short memories.
The voters are becoming more and more stupid in this nation.
It will be interesting to see exactly what happens in August when the primary is held.
“This is so sad-and a bit scary. What is with Republicans that they hang onto these old farts so often?”
Between the Marxist and the RINOS, what chance is there for America?
McStain should have been put out to pasture long ago.
As long as there are Republicans that support this lying sack of $hit - there is no hope for our country. This man has done more damage to us than any other one RINO I can think of - how can any conservative go along with him?
We have got to stop making excuses and giving people like this power over us. I know this poll is probably skewed - but I have a bad, hurtful feeling that the fix is in - and the powers that be are going to win no matter what the people want. I’m sick to death of politics as usual.
I’ll believe that poll if and when it happens.
And people like McCain are the reason the train continues to run over us, up and down and up and down.
Some would call it "negative" campaigning, but it is nothing more than refreshing the voters' memories.
Or, maybe they believe what Juan McCain says? Is that even a possibility among sane and rational people?
Unfortunately, Hayworth’s lack of fund raising has made that impossible...he didn’t generate a lot of interest money-wise...magritte
AZ was fooled again.
He also needs to run continous ads showing John McCain saying that Obama would be a fine president.
One wouldn't think so, but the fact that JD should have name recognition in Az and can't generate any real enthusiasm I think says more about Hayworth than it does McCain.
I second that
That's not really correct. He's raised $2 million, which is a healthy amount for a challenger in a state of Arizona's size. Challengers never have the funds to match entrenched incumbents unless they are independently wealthy.
And we still have three debates and about six weeks to go, the real heart of any campaign.
No, if this poll is correct, it says a lot about a group of voters who would fall for Juan McCain's lies and flip/flops, while at the same time showing 70% or more support for their new immigration law.
If they reelect McCain, he will make these voters look like dupes and fools.
For what it’s worth:
EDITORS NOTE: This Rocky Mountain Poll - Arizona (2010-III-01), is based on 524 interviews with
registered voters statewide conducted between June 30 and July 11, 2010 of which 190 were Republicans,
173 Democrats and 161 Independents. A total of 311 came from Maricopa, 78 in Pima and 134 in rural
areas. Where necessary, figures for age, sex, race and political party were weighted to bring them into line
with their actual proportion in the population. In a sample of this size, one can say with a 95 percent
certainty that the results have a statistical precision of plus or minus 4.4 percent of what they would have
been had the entire voter population been surveyed. The Rocky Mountain Poll is conducted by the
Behavior Research Center of Arizona and is an independent and non-partisan research program sponsored
by the Center.
OR...they want to win the seat!