Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll

Democrat Mark KellyMark KellyModerates vow to 'be a force' under Biden Arizona Gov. Ducey says he won't run against Mark Kelly for Senate Bipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief MORE has a double-digit lead over Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake Trump renominates Judy Shelton in last-ditch bid to reshape Fed MORE (R) among Arizona voters, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Half of surveyed Arizona voters said they would vote for Kelly, while 37 percent said they would vote for McSally. 

Kelly, a gun control advocate and retired astronaut, is backed by an overwhelming 88 percent of Democrats, according to the poll. Additionally, 42 percent of independents and even 15 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Kelly. 


McSally has the support of 73 percent of Republicans, based on the poll, but just 27 percent of independents. Only 3 percent of Democrats, within the poll’s margin of error, said they would vote for the Republican senator in November. 

McSally's is one of the most vulnerable GOP-held Senate seats in the 2020 race. 

McSally lost a race in 2018 to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D), who flipped the seat that had been held by Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeArizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear MORE (R). McSally was later appointed to a vacant seat following the death of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDeclassify the post-9/11 torture program Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Whoopi Goldberg wears 'my vice president' shirt day after inauguration MORE (R). 

Kelly is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who resigned in 2012 after surviving an attempted assassination. 

The same Fox News poll found that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE has a slim 4-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE in the key battleground state. 

The poll is based on a survey of 1,002 Arizona voters and was conducted May 30 to June 2. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.