New poll shows Romney, Flake losing leads in Arizona

September 28, 2012

Phoenix Business Journal by Mike Sunnucks, Senior Reporter


A new survey by a Republican polling firm shows tight races for U.S. president and U.S. Senate in Arizona.

The Arizona survey by Portland, Ore.-based Moore Information gives Mitt Romney a 46 percent to 42 percent lead over President Barack Obama. That comes after a bipartisan Purple Strategies poll showed Romney with only a 3-point lead over Obama in Arizona.

Romney held more comfortable leads in polls before these two recent surveys.

The Moore poll also shows U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., with a 43 percent to 40 percent lead over former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona in the U.S. Senate race to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Jon Kyl.

Carmona is the Democratic nominee in that contest.

A Rasmussen Reports poll yesterday gave Flake a 6-point edge in the Senate race.

Moore’s past clients include Gov. Jan Brewer, the Arizona Republican Party as well as GOP groups in Utah, New Mexico, California and the Pacific Northwest.

Phoenix-based HighGround Public Affairs Consultants highlighted the tightening Arizona races on its website and blog today. HighGround also represents Brewer as well as other Republicans, including congressional candidate Matt Salmon.


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