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Poll: Kelly leads GOP incumbent McSally by five points in Arizona Senate race

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) trails her Democratic challenger Mark Kelly by 5 points in a survey released Thursday by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling.

Kelly led McSally 47 percent to 42 percent in the poll, which also found 12 percent of voters unsure.

Thirty-seven percent say they approve of McSally’s job performance, compared with 46 percent who disapproved. 

A plurality of respondents, 46 percent, said they voted for President Trump in 2016, compared with 43 percent who voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and 11 percent who did not vote or voted for someone else.

The poll also found approval of Trump underwater in the state, with 51 percent disapproving, 45 percent approving and 5 percent unsure. Trump is statistically tied in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups with both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, leading the former and trailing the latter by 1 point each, well within the survey’s margin of error.

The poll was conducted March 2-3 among 666 Arizona voters by cell and landline phones. It has a 3.8 point margin of error.

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