Poll: Dems could take GOP Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada

Poll: Dems could take GOP Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada
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Democratic candidates in upcoming Senate races in Arizona and Nevada hold slight edges over their respective Republican opponents, a poll released Thursday found.

A poll conducted by Axios and SurveyMonkey found Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) leads each of her potential Republican opponents in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakePollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Flake opens up about threats against him and his family MORE (R-Ariz.).

In Nevada, Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHillicon Valley — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Prosecutors used FISA warrant to get info on Huawei | Study finds discrimination in Facebook ads | Bezos retains voting control over ex-wife's Amazon stocks More than 30 Senate Dems ask Trump to reconsider Central American aid cuts Dem senators introduce bill to combat sexual harassment in STEM MORE (D) holds a slight edge over incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary Oregon Dem top recipient of 2018 marijuana industry money, study finds MORE (R).

Both Arizona and Nevada are considered key states for Democrats if they hope to take control of the Senate.

The poll surveyed 1,667 registered voters in Arizona from April 2-23 about which candidate they would support in the Senate election. Fifty-one percent of voters said they would vote for Sinema over Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP Senate campaign arm hits battleground-state Dems over 'Medicare for All,' Green New Deal Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing MORE (R) and former state Sen. Kelli Ward (R).


Sinema has a wider margin over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, with 61 percent of voters saying they’d vote for the Democrat in that hypothetical matchup, according to the poll.

The poll in Arizona has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

McSally, Ward and Arpaio will face off in a primary on Aug. 28. 

In Nevada, the poll found 50 percent of voters said they would vote for Rosen compared to 44 percent who said they would favor incumbent Heller, who is seeking his second term.

The poll surveyed 1,332 Nevada voters, and has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.

Republicans are bracing for potential losses in November's midterms, as the party in power typically loses some seats in Congress during midterm elections.

Democrats have been bolstered by a spate of recent victories in states and districts that previously voted for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE by wide margins.