Poll: Trump Backed More, Masters Take the Lead in Latter Days

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Former President Donald Trump-backed candidates Kari Lake, nominee for governor, and Blake Masters, nominee for the U.S. Senate, took the lead in the polls just days before the Arizona primaries.

The OH Predictive poll conducted on July 27 found that the GOP’s likely voters supported the Trump-backed candidates for office across the rest of the candidates’ respective fields.

Among the 502 respondents, Lake, a former local TBEN 10 news anchor, had a double-digit lead, with 51 percent saying they would vote for her. The next closest competitor was Karrin Taylor Robson, with 33 percent of the vote.

The other candidates were Matt Salmon, with two percent of the vote, as well as Scott Neely and Paola Tulliani-Zen, with one percent. Twelve percent said they were unsure or declined to answer.

Lake captured 75 percent of the group of respondents who identified as Trump supporters.

The same poll showed that Masters had a two-digit lead over its closest competitor. Masters got 36 percent support, while Jim Lamon only brought in 21 percent.

The other leading Republican candidates were March Brnovich with 12 percent, Michael McGuire with five percent and Justin Olson with three percent. In addition, 22 percent said they were unsure or declined to answer.

The poll, which had a margin of error of 4.37 percent, also found that Masters’ rise in the poll came from Trump supporters, as 53 percent of the group supports the Republican candidate.

The polls noted that with just days to go in the governor’s race, Lake has gained support as the Arizona primaries have drawn attention because of the “proxy battle between the GOP party and Trump loyalists”:

With just days to go in the GOP Primary race for Governor, the latest polls show likely GOP Primary voters are breaking hard and hard for former local TBEN 10 News Anchor turned governor candidate, Kari Lake. With a week before voters received early ballots, OHPI’s poll showed a close race between Lake and Robson — no more. A lot has happened since the game gained national attention as a proxy battle between the GOP party and Trump loyalists — with a lot of money being spent in the process.

The poll showing the Trump-backed candidates leading their respective primary fields came just days after Matthew Boyle, head of the Washington Bureau of Breitbart News and political reporter Ashley Oliver, wrote that a “proxy war” was underway. is in the state of Grand Canyon.

The two wrote that the state that once elected Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) as senators can usher in Trump’s return by choosing its favorite candidates:

What has become a proxy war between Trump and various elements of the old donor class and has seen skirmishes this year in other states such as Georgia and Nebraska in the governor’s primaries has now erupted into the open just two weeks before the all-important one. August 2. election.

The battle that has been going on all year has brought wins and losses for both sides – albeit many more wins for Trump and many more losses for the donor-class establishment, though some early strategically placed wins for the old guard prompted some whether Trump had lost his fastball. Trump has been perfect in U.S. Senate primary approvals so far this cycle, and also has a perfect approval record in 23 states after winning this week in Maryland’s gubernatorial primary against Larry Hogan (R) handpicked Never Trump Gov. . Larry Hogan (R).

While those battles aren’t happening directly in front of the public yet — they’re playing behind the scenes with consultants and party powers trying to change the landscape to provide benefits to their favorite players — Friday’s events in Arizona could very well be a great preview of what’s to come. what will happen in the coming months and years for Trump and for the party as a whole.

The poll also found that 49 percent of respondents had already voted, while 51 percent said they intended to vote.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write him down [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.