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

Democrat Mark Kelly has a double-digit lead over Sen. Martha McSally (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 Flake (R). McSally was later appointed to a vacant seat following the death of Sen. John McCain (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 Biden has a slim 4-point lead over President Trump 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.

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