Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic candidate for United States Senate in Arizona, is currently ahead of Rep. Martha McSally, the Republican candidate competing for that same seat.
Fifty percent of likely voters say they will support Sinema in the upcoming election, according to a new poll by NBC News/Marist. By contrast, only 44 percent of likely voters say they will support McSally when they cast their ballot next Tuesday. Six percent of the likely voters surveyed are either undecided or would prefer a third-party candidate. It is notable, however, that when Green Party candidate Angela Green appears on the ballot, Sinema’s lead over McSally drops from to 3 points, with Sinema having 47 percent of the vote to McSally’s 44 percent of the vote.
Overall Sinema is doing significantly better than she did in September when the poll found that she had 48 percent of the vote to McSally’s 45 percent of the vote. Sinema is also doing better than her performance in a recent CBS News/YouGov poll, one that found her 47 percent of the vote to McSally’s 44 percent of the vote. Earlier this month those numbers were flipped, with Sinema behind McSally by anywhere from 2 percent to 6 percent of the vote.