Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) gives remarks before President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)
According to a survey released on Tuesday, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) running as an independent in the Senate might reportedly end up helping Democrats take her seat in the Senate in 2024.
Sinema may harm the Republican candidate for the Senate more than Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who has launched his bid for the party’s nomination, according to an Emerson College survey.
In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, the survey showed Gallego and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb (R) deadlocked at 42% apiece. Gallego, though, is in the lead in a three-way battle with 36% of the vote versus Lamb’s 29% and Sinema’s 21%.
According to the survey, if mechanical engineer and professional speaker Brian Wright becomes the GOP nominee, a similar circumstance will apply.
In a head-to-head contest, Gallego leads Wright by 3 points, 41 percent to 38 percent, but in a three-way race, he takes the lead with 37 percent of the vote to Sinema’s 26 percent and Wright’s 25 percent.
Researchers indicated that white voters split their support equally between Gallego and Lamb (32% each), while 23% back Sinema. Gallego received 44% of the Hispanic vote, the majority.
The poll also revealed that Gallego has more support from people who backed President Biden in the 2020 election than Lamb does from voters who backed former President Trump.
While 57 percent of Trump 2020 voters favor Lamb and 27 percent back Sinema, more than 70 percent of Biden voters prefer Gallego.