Republic: Recent poll indicates close race for Governor

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Arizona Republic reported that in a poll conducted Sept. 4-6 by Phoenix-based company Data Orbital, about 49 percent of likely voters indicated they would vote for Republican Doug Ducey in the governor's race while about 41 percent indicated they would vote for Democratic challenger, David Garcia; just under 2 percent supported Libertarian candidate Barry Hess; and about 8 percent remained undecided.

Roughly 49 percent of respondents indicated they had an unfavorable impression of Trump, while 42 percent had a favorable impression. The remaining voters either declined to answer or didn't have an opinion.

Approximately 42 percent of poll respondents identified as Republicans, 32 percent identified as Democrats, and 25 percent did not identify with either party. More than 50 percent were 55 or over.

Of the voters who cast ballots in the 2016 primary and general elections, 54 percent were Republicans, 34 percent were Democrats and 12 percent did not identify with either party, according to data compiled by Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

The median age for those voters was 64.

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