It’s about time. I guess this would confirm in his mind that the voters are “bastards.”

Via Public Policy Polling.

PPP’s new Arizona poll finds that John McCain has a negative approval rating with Republican primary voters, and is at pretty serious risk of losing nomination for another term. Only 35% of GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing to 50% who disapprove. He’s in particularly poor standing with conservative voters. Among ‘somewhat conservative’ voters his approval spread is 33/52, and among ‘very conservative’ voters it drops all the way down to 18/67.

McCain is polling at only 39% in the Republican primary field. He’s benefiting from having multiple opponents. Kelli Ward is at 26%, Alex Meluskey at 4%, Scott McBean at 3%, and Clair Van Steenwyk at 2%. 27% are undecided. McCain is very strong among moderates, leading Ward 60-10. But among ‘somewhat conservative’ voters he leads just 34-29, and with ‘very conservative’ ones he’s down 35-28. When you narrow the field down to just a choice between McCain and Ward, it’s a tie at 41%. Ward is polling this competitively at this point despite having only 41% name recognition.

Even if McCain does manage to survive the Republican primary, it’s not going to be a walk in the park for him in the general. His overall approval rating is 34/52, and he leads Ann Kirkpatrick only 42/36 in a head to head match up. The race is close despite Kirkpatrick having only 58% name recognition at this point. If Ward advances to the general election it looks like this contest will basically be a toss up- she gets 37% to 35% for Kirkpatrick so it’s pretty much a wash.

Related: McCain Goes Negative as Dr. Kelli Ward Surges in AZ GOP Senate Primary


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  1. Vintageport says:

    How many times have we seen an unpopular politician succeed in a primary because he or she had too many opponents splitting the opposition vote? Head to head, between McRINO and Dr. Ward, this race is a toss up, with the undecideds likely to determine the outcome. As Tammy implied of the undecided, if they aren’t already McCain supporters, they’re not likely to become one anytime soon. Wise up Alex Meluskey, Scott McBean , and Clair Van Steenwyk—get off OUR lawn.

  2. ROADHOG58 says:

    MacCain is one of those guys who forgets where he came from. His disrespect for the very voters who elected him is repugnant. He has been running on this war record too damn long it’s well past time he be put out to pasture.

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