Amid a razor-thin win for the Democrat in the last Arizona gubernatorial election, most voters there say they are suspicious of the results.
That's according to a new Rasmussen Reports and College Republicans United survey.
The poll finds that 55% of likely Arizona voters believe it's "likely" that problems with the 2022 election in Maricopa County affected the outcome, including 35% who think it’s "very likely."
Forty percent (40%) say it’s "not likely" that the problems in Maricopa County affected the election outcome, including 29% who believe it is "not at all likely."
Republican candidate Kari Lake officially lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs by a margin of about 17,000 of more than 2.5 million votes cast. Lake had been leading Hobbs in some polls by as much as double-digits leading up to the election.
On Election Day, when more Republicans vote, there were widespread problems at the polls with machines refusing to accept thousands of ballots, long waits, voters directed to other precincts, and voters told to fill out alternative ballots that would be put in a box and transported to another location to be counted.
Lake filed a lawsuit challenging the result and has not prevailed, so far. The state Supreme Court will hear her appeal next week.
Of the 92% of Arizona voters who say they voted in the 2022 election, the new survey found 51% voted for Lake and 43% voted for Hobbs, while five percent (5%) say they voted for some other candidate.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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David Colston says
Voters should be issued a voter ID that proves they are who they say they are. The polls having problems on Election Day that is a problem that should should be worked out prior to Election Day. If it is safe prove it, if it is inability of the workers replace them. The excuses have been accepted for way too long.
Shane Mann says
It is amazing how many people refuse to acknowledge the widespread election tampering by the DemonRats in AZ in 2022 and in the entire USA in 2020. Kari Lake and Donald Trump won!
Dave Rowe says
Has anyone ever seen a candidate who runs for any elected office win an election without campaigning and not participate in debates? In my opinion, it's not possible. Even in local town elections, people have to get out there and campaign - a candidate goes to the chamber of commerce, senior centers, VFWs etc. Karie Lake was ahead in the polls because she worked hard, she campaigned, she reached out to the voters.
Maybe there is a new normal now - win elections by staying home.
Cpt. Daniel Shays says
All elections have been fake since at least the Civil War. Probably a lot longer.