By Shane D’Aprile - 10/06/10 09:55 AM EDT
Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickGOP senator: Trump could lose Arizona Pollster: Clinton leads in 5 battlegrounds The Trail 2016: Reversal of fortunes MORE (D) vs. Paul GosarPaul GosarHouse Republicans offer amendments to restrict IRS powers Overnight Finance: Republicans move to block overtime rule | House, Senate split on IRS cuts | Yellen heading back before Congress House passes 6B defense spending bill MORE (R)
Gosar is a favorite of the Tea Party and was backed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the Republican primary.
Tea Party was found to have a profound effect in this GOP-leaning
district, with 56 percent of voters rating it favorably. Both
Republicans and independents stated they were more likely to support a
Tea Party-backed candidate on Election Day (56 percent of Republicans
and 31 percent of independents).
Gosar also leads Kirkpatrick 2-to-1 among likely male voters. And he leads 43 percent to Kirkpatrick’s 37 among independents.
deficit likely extends from voters’ dismal views of Congress and
President Obama. Independents and Republicans expressed deep
dissatisfaction with both Democratic-controlled branches. Moreover, 37
percent more Republicans than Democrats say they are “very passionate”
about voting in November.
Kirkpatrick’s best hope is to win over female voters ages 35-54, who are largely undecided.
The poll was conducted Sept. 25-30, consisted of 403 phone interviews among likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.
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