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March 18, 2010

Hitler's Pollster: Hayworth Catching Up To McCain

Check you six Mav!

Longtime incumbent John McCain now leads conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth by just seven points in Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate Primary race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Arizona GOP Primary voters shows McCain ahead 48% to 41%. Three percent (3%) favor another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.

Following the announcement that Sarah Palin would campaign for his reelection, McCain opened up a 53% to 31% lead over Hayworth in January. The two men were in a near tie in November.

Everyone had been thinking Hayworth would run for awhile but he didn't officially announce his candidacy until mid-February, so you can see how quickly he's closed the earlier gap on McCain. The primary isn't until August 24th, so a lot can happen.

I have to admit, I've of two minds about this.

Hayworth isn't exactly my ideal candidate given some of his past problems and the fact that he lost his last election. I don't see someone who lost a House race as a natural choice to run statewide.

I'd love to see McCain sent packing but given how close we may be to get the House and the Senate (though it is still a long shot), I'm just not convinced that taking a safe seat and turning it into a potential toss up is a smart move strategically

On the other side, Ace lays out the case for Hayworth here.

My heart wants to see Mav kicked to the curb but my head says, suck it up. To me politics should be business, not personal. While personally satisfying, a Hayworth win could be bad for business.


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