New AZ Polls: McCain Pulls Ahead While Lead Narrows

Two new polls released today give us completely opposite pictures of the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama in Arizona.

A Cronkite-Eight Poll says that Obama is closing in on our senior senator. There’s only a 7 percentage point gap between the candidates, according to pollster Bruce Merrill.

From the Cronkite-Eight press release:

Republican John McCain maintains a 7-percent lead (45 percent to 38 percent) over Democrat Barack Obama in Arisona, according to a new Cronkite/Eight Poll conducted Sept. 25-28. The statewide poll of 976 registered voters also found that Independent candidate Ralph Nader received 1 percent and Libertarian candidate Bob Barr and Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney each received less than 1 percent of the vote. Sixteen percent were undecided. Last month, the poll found that McCain led by 10 percent with 40 percent of the vote, while Obama drew 30 percent, Nader drew 2 percent, Barr had 1 percent and 27 percent undecided.

But Rasmussen Reports released a poll today that shows McCain has opened up a 21-percentage-point lead over Obama here in Arizona:

John McCain, in his home state of Arizona, now has a 21-point lead over Barack Obama, the biggest gap yet in the race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds McCain leading 59% to 38%. In late July, the Arizona Republican had a 16-point lead and only led by nine a month earlier.

McCain has a dominating 59% to 40% lead among unaffiliated voters in Arizona. He also leads 63% to 36% among men and 55% to 41% among women.

They can’t both be right…


One Response

  1. Arizona has two percent blacks, and they are living in the 80’s. Hispanics are afraid of harrassment due to the anti-immigrant sentiments that judge the native-born, as well. Native Americans are raking in their casino money and dying from diabetes and alcoholism.

    Arizona is filled with well-to-do white people, who have moved there to escape minorities. It is a playground for the privileged who are probably in a melt-down over this current economic crisis.

    In the end, it will be the relentless six month long summer season which will put Senator McCain to rest. He has had four clashes with this melanoma hombre and there will be a sequel! The statistics are against him. The polls in question are no surprise whether they are accurate by a lot or a little. Arizona sucks rattlesnake eggs!

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