The Phoenix Business Journal reports, Surprise poll: Clinton leads Trump in Arizona:
Clinton gets 46.5 percent versus 42.2 percent for Trump in 1,060-voter poll conducted by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights.
Another 5.8 percent said they would vote for a third-party candidate and another 5.6 percent are undecided.
Pollster Mike Noble said Clinton has a 12-point lead over Trump with women.
Trump leads Clinton by six points in the rural part of state while Clinton leads by 17 points in Tucson.
“However, when it came to Maricopa County, both candidates were virtually tied,” Noble said.
The bulk of Arizona’s population is in Maricopa County.
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“It’s shocking to think that a Democratic presidential candidate would carry Arizona if the election were held today, considering that every statewide office in Arizona is held by a Republican as well as significant majorities in the Arizona House and Senate,” said Wes Gullett, a partner of OH Predictive Insights, GOP political consultant and longtime confidant to U.S. Sen. John McCain.
“Arizona should be a reliable red state,” Gullett said.
Bill Clinton was the last Democrat to carry Arizona, in 1996.