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

Democrat Mark Kelly has a double-digit lead over Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump fights for battleground Arizona Pence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate Activists project 'Trump failed us' onto Arizona mountain 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 FlakeTrump fights for battleground Arizona Flake cuts ad for Biden: 'Character' matters What a Biden administration should look like MORE (R). McSally was later appointed to a vacant seat following the death of Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWho is 'Anonymous' author Miles Taylor? Why Biden could actually win Texas Trump fights for battleground Arizona 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 BidenHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Florida heat sends a dozen Trump rally attendees to hospital Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report MORE has a slim 4-point lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden 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.