November 17, 2023 12:37 PM
The Senate race in Arizona could be one of Republicans’ best opportunities to seize control of the upper chamber next year, thanks in part to former President Donald Trump‘s polling numbers, according to the Kari Lake campaign.
Recent data show Trump leading President Joe Biden in Arizona, with the former president garnering a polling average of 46% compared to Biden’s 42%, according to figures compiled by the Lake campaign in a memo obtained by the Washington Examiner. The numbers show Trump performing better in Arizona compared to other battlegrounds, suggesting the Grand Canyon State could be competitive for Republicans down-ballot.
“Lake is one of the most vocal allies of Trump, with some establishment figures questioning whether her claims of a stolen election will hurt her in the general election. The campaign, however, sees the former president’s support in the state as an encouraging sign for her bid.”
“President Trump’s lead in Arizona polls is a positive sign for Lake heading into 2024,” the memo states. “President Trump’s lead in Arizona outpaces both the national average and polling in all other states with competitive U.S. Senate races, barring [Ohio and Montana].”