New Poll Gives GOP Candidate Commanding Lead

A new statewide poll suggests that all of the money being spent on behalf of Martha McSally on TV commercials to become the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate has been paying off.

The survey done by OH Predictive Insights finds that 47 percent of those questioned say they support the congresswoman from Southern Arizona to be the GOP contender for the seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. That’s up 12 points from when the same organization did the last poll a month ago.

Former state Sen. Kelli Ward is holding on to the same 27 percent she had a month ago. And former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has seen his own support slip slightly to just a hair more than 13 percent.

The poll was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, the same week DefendArizona spent more than $900,000 on commercials backing McSally.