PHOENIX — As David Garcia campaigns today in Arizona with Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, a recently commissioned poll finds that the Vermont senator is badly underwater with Arizona voters.
The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, found that 54 percent of likely Arizona voters had an unfavorable view of Sanders, with only 26 percent having a favorable view. Among Independents, the numbers are even worse for Sanders — 56 percent had an unfavorable view.
Even 18 percent of Democrats have an unfavorable view of Sanders, and in Pima County, 56 percent of likely voters have an unfavorable view. Fifty percent of Independent women statewide also have an unfavorable view, according to the poll.
The live-caller poll, conducted October 4-7, polled 500 registered voters in Arizona and has a margin of error of +/- 4.38 percent.
“The Garcia-Sanders agenda is wrong for our state, and Arizonans know it,” said AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. “Bernie Sanders’ visit to Arizona to campaign for David Garcia is just another reminder of how extreme and risky Garcia’s agenda is for Arizona.”
Arizona Views on Bernie Sanders
Conducted by Public Opinion Strategies
26 fav/ 54 unfav
28 fav/ 56 unfav
24 fav/ 50 unfav
9 fav / 84 unfav
72 fav /18 unfav
Poll conducted October 4-7
500 registered voters in Arizona
Margin of error of +/- 4.38 percent