Its. Kyrsten CinemaKyrsten SinemaTlaib ‘fears’ as social spending plan heads to Senate Sinema:’ Keep telling me what you think. I appreciate it ‘Republican Senator: Democrats can only get funding for’ gift programs’ from the middle class MORE (D-Ariz.) He could have serious problems with Democratic voters when he runs for re-election in 2024.
A new Arizona public opinion pulse by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights found that nearly three-quarters of Arizona Democratic voters (72 percent) want a Democrat other than Sinema as a US senator. Only 26 percent say they would prefer Sinema.
That finding is confirmed when Sinema’s strength is tested against a handful of potential primary rivals.
In a hypothetical showdown, Sinema follows Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoCornyn Says He ‘Would Be Surprised’ If The GOP Attempts To Overthrow Sinema In 2024 Democrats Come A Little Closer To Passing Spending Package Hispanic Democrats Campaigning On Infrastructure Deal MORE (D-Ariz.) 24 percent to 47 percent, according to the survey. Also, Rep. Greg stantonGregory (Greg) John StantonHouse House Republican Campaign Arm Expands Target List After Brutal Night for Democrats Sinema Follows Potential Top Challengers in Progressive Poll Roof collapse, explosion leaves four injured in Arizona MORE (D-Ariz.) He leads Sinema by a similar margin, while Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has a 20-point lead over Sinema.
Sen. Sinema’s growing unpopularity with voters in his own party could prove fatal in 2024 when he will have to ask for Democratic support for the new nomination, “said Mike Noble, head of research at OH Predictive Insights.
The poll reflects growing Democratic frustration with Sinema, who has drawn the ire of many in his party for delaying the approval of President BidenJoe BidenBiden will speak on the economy on Tuesday, with the Fed election looming, the NAACP chair calling Rittenhouse’s verdict ‘a warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed’ Optimistic Democrats as the bill from social spending goes to the Senate MOREThe comprehensive bill on social policy and climate change.
In recent weeks, calls for recruiting a top challenger to Sinema have risen among the grassroots and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, who are eager for tiny majorities in Congress to swiftly enact an expansive political agenda.
Reflecting that Democratic frustration, Sinema is more popular with Republican voters in Arizona than with voters in his own party, according to the poll.
Overall, 42 percent of Arizona voters view it favorably and 45 percent view it unfavorably. Yet among Republicans, 48 percent view it favorably while 45 percent view it unfavorably, putting it slightly above the water with opposing party voters.
Only 42 percent of Democratic voters have a favorable opinion of Sinema, while 47 percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of her, according to the poll.
The Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll was conducted as an online participation panel and is based on responses from 713 registered voters in Arizona gathered from November 1-8. It has a sampling error margin of +/- 3.7 percentage points.