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

Democrat Mark KellyMark KellyThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Tensions grow between liberals and centrists on infrastructure On The Money: Yellen, Powell brush off inflation fears | Fed keeps rates steady, upgrades growth projections MORE has a double-digit lead over Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyMcGuire unveils Arizona Senate campaign On The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly welcome first grandchild 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 FlakeOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Trump looms large over fractured Arizona GOP Why Republican politicians are sticking with Trump MORE (R). McSally was later appointed to a vacant seat following the death of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFive takeaways from the Biden-Putin summit Meghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration Arizona AG Mark Brnovich launches Senate challenge to Mark Kelly 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 BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE has a slim 4-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC 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.