Poll: Democrat Mark Kelly leads incumbent McSally in Arizona Senate race

Democratic candidate Mark Kelly is leading Republican Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP Unemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock McConnell tees up showdown on unemployment benefits MORE among Arizona voters, according to a new poll. 

Kelly, a former astronaut and U.S. Navy captain, has a 4-point lead over the incumbent Republican, according to a poll by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling

The survey found that 46 percent of polled voters said they would vote for Kelly and 42 percent said they would vote for McSally. An additional 12 percent said they were not sure. 


Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who has been a prominent gun control advocate since retiring from Congress after surviving an assassination attempt in 2012.

Democrats are looking to flip at least three Senate seats in 2020 to take control of the upper chamber. 

McSally is one of a few vulnerable targets. The Cook Political report ranks the race as a “toss-up.” 

McSally was appointed to her seat last year after it was vacated following the death of Republican Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainChuck Todd's 'MTP Daily' moves time slots, Nicolle Wallace expands to two hours Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy  Asian American voters could make a difference in 2020 MORE. She had lost her Senate bid in 2018 to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who flipped the seat formerly held by retired Republican Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeCheney clashes with Trump Sessions-Tuberville Senate runoff heats up in Alabama GOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism MORE.

The Public Policy Polling survey polled 760 Arizona voters between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4. There is a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.