ARIZONA NEWS

Poll gives noncandidate Ducey the lead in Arizona GOP Senate race

Feb 1, 2022, 10:47 AM | Updated: 9:53 pm

(Facebook Photos)...

(Facebook Photos)

(Facebook Photos)

PHOENIX – A new poll of Arizona voters finds that if Gov. Doug Ducey were running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, he would be leading the race.

OH Predictive Insights’ poll, released Tuesday, showed Ducey would be ahead of front-runner Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, 35%-13%.

The poll also showed that more voters said they were likely to choose incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly over the GOP candidate, whoever it is, 42%-38%. Only 19% were unsure whom they would pick.

Without Ducey as competition, Brnovich tops the GOP field at 25%. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, former head of the Arizona National Guard, follows at 11%. Remaining candidates Jim Lamon, Blake Masters and Justin Olson each only have single digits.

“[Ducey] would absolutely shake up the race. … He would start in a strong position,” Mike Noble, chief researcher for the Phoenix-based pollsters told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show.

Ducey’s time as governor ends in January 2023, due to term limits. He has said repeatedly in the past year he will not run for the Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Kelly.

“A lot of us have heard talk of Gov. Ducey … [being] recruited by Republican Leadership and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who would like to be majority leader after this election,” Noble said.

The opt-in survey was taken Jan. 11-13 and has a margin of error of 3.4%.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A two-year-old girl nearly drowned on Saturday in Chandler. (Pexels photo)...

KTAR.com

2-year-old ‘breathing and alert’ after nearly drowning in Chandler

Fire personnel were called to a near-drowning incident in Chandler involving a two-year-old girl on Saturday.

8 hours ago

Exzavion Williams is in jail more than 15 months after a deadly shooting in Phoenix. (MCSO mugshot)...

KTAR.com

Arrest made from February 2023 shooting that killed Phoenix teen

Detectives arrested a man for murder and armed robbery in a homicide case from last year, authorities said Saturday.

9 hours ago

dual-branded hotel groundbreaking...

Damon Allred

Dual-branded hotel coming to Phoenix in 2025 breaks ground

Mayor Kate Gallego was among those present for the groundbreaking on Tuesday of a new dual-branded hotel coming soon to Phoenix.

10 hours ago

Two brothers were arrested weeks after a dead body was removed from a car that was on fire in a can...

KTAR.com

Pair of brothers arrested weeks after a dead body was found in Phoenix canal

Detectives arrested a pair of brothers after a dead body was found in a car on fire last month in west Phoenix.

11 hours ago

A bear was killed by Arizona game officials after it injured a teenager in northern Arizona. (AZ Ga...

Associated Press

Bear shot dead by Arizona game officers after swipe attack on teen in mountain cabin

A black bear was shot and killed by Arizona fish and game officers after it entered a home through an open door and injured a teenager.

12 hours ago

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open a new location in Surprise this fall. (Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria)...

KTAR.com

Chicago pizza chain Lou Malnati’s announces new Surprise location

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will open its ninth Valley location this fall. The popular chain plans to open a new location in Surprise.

14 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

Poll gives noncandidate Ducey the lead in Arizona GOP Senate race