Christine Jones Leads Latest Poll in Governor's Race, but Most Republicans Still Undecided

Categories: Election 2014
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Now just four weeks away from the primary election, the latest poll of Republican voters shows half are undecided on a candidate for governor.

Of the Republicans who have made up their minds, former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones is the leader with 18 percent, followed by Treasurer Doug Ducey at 16 percent, according to the newest Rocky Mountain Poll.

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-Doug Ducey Calls Christine Jones' Border Plan "Phony," But So Is His

Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Secretary of State Ken Bennett trailed with 8 percent and 5 percent of Republicans' votes, respectively. Former California Congressman Frank Riggs and disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas lagged behind them.

A poll of likely Republican voters released two weeks ago put everyone in the same order, except Ducey was on top with 17 percent, and Jones was at 15 percent.

It seems pretty clear at this point that the Jones campaign sees Ducey as their top competitor for the Republican nomination.

When we asked Jones spokeswoman Anna Haberlein for the campaign's reaction to the poll results this morning, she told New Times, "Recent polls indicate Doug Ducey is in a free-fall in the polls, and voters are rejecting the establishment choice."

Ducey's also directly attacked Jones on the campaign trail, including an ad labeling Jones' immigration plan "phony."

The new Rocky Mountain Poll also surveyed independent voters who plan on voting in the Republican primary, when combined with the registered Republicans, the standings didn't change much: Jones leads with 17 percent, followed by Ducey at 13 percent. However, when you consider the independents voting in the primary, Bennett takes over third from Smith.

Bennett was actually the most popular candidate among independent voters, at 27 percent, followed by Jones at 13 percent.

Bennett's campaign sees the high support among the independent voters as a good sign.

"Considering we haven't spent millions pandering to voters on TV, this particular poll shows what we believe to be the case," Bennett's spokesman Matt Roberts tells us. "Arizona's independent voters like the fact Mr. Bennett has a proven record of success and are more concerned with results than rhetoric."

Zero percent of the independent voters polled picked Ducey, but 51 percent of the independent voters hadn't made up their minds, either.

As we mentioned before, the primary election is about four weeks away, and early ballots are being sent out within a week.

"Republican voter reluctance to commit to any of these candidates cuts across all demographic segments of the party from the most to least affluent and across all age groups," the pollsters say in a statement. They do note that Republicans in rural counties are more likely to be undecided, at a rate of 60 percent.

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There was also a separate poll released by the CBS and New York Times that found Jones leading a hypothetical match-up with presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal. No other Republican candidate was tested against DuVal in that poll.

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eheldman3
eheldman3

Stupid GoDaddy RINO, she has to keep stating she is "conservative" and "Republican" because of the die-hard liberal company she made her millions from. She is a BIG fake. Dems have no chance in hell so she runs as a RINO. 

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

I Knew there was reason Christine Jones and Paul Babeu were just alike and got along so well. They both like shooting with their eyes closed.  Now, I know the reason Paul always denies all the boys he has slept with- his eyes are always closed when his 7 inch goes off.......... This explains everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

looker
looker

She's the only one who can continue to carry on Brewer's leadership.

AkaTed
AkaTed

Christine Jones unapologetic conservative a proud defender of the constitution blah blah blah I will keep taxes low better paying jobs and stand firm on immigration NO Amnesty SMASH the border with 1,400 National Guard troops.


What Arizona needs is not more racism or attacks on the LGBT community.As far as job's kiss that goodbye with Sherrif Bozo,Russel Pierce,John Kavanagh,Andrew Thomas,John Huppenthal and Kimberly Yee at the wings on Arizona Political System 

rh19541954
rh19541954

This election might go down like the one in Nevada on the wanna-be who tried to unseat Reid, once public got all her details she lost, or the witch in the eastern state who cost the GOP a sure win had they nominated the traditional GOP candidate!

rh19541954
rh19541954

This lady is going to be a real doozy for GOP to try and get elected, she might appeal to them 34% registered republicans but 68% of Arizona is not registered republican! Her Porn history, her forgiving the gay sheriff in Pinal County of his harboring his illegal lover is the least of her issues!

DNichols
DNichols

The "Phony Border Crisis" was started by Janet Napolitano.


In late 2003 still In the aftermath of September 11th 2001,  America's Economy, and Housing market was booming Napolitano was running for Governor of Arizona, her radio campaign ad said: 

" If I am elected Governor I will get more federal dollars for Arizona because weve got lots of border."


It had nothing to do with Immigrants or anything but magic federal dollars.


Shortly after winning the election she had news crews go to the border near Yuma and do a story about a few Mexican children crossing into the U.S. to attend an Elementary School.


This enraged an already angered Nation that couldn't get the one responsible for their anger, Terrorist Usama Binladen, not hard working Hispanic Immigrants.


Then Napolitano sent the National Guard to the border to big deal her phony "Border Crisis."


The federal dollars began to flow, and the "Phony Border war" is still being waged to get more magic federal dollars.


The results to America were:


A Mass exodus of America's Hardest workers.


The Housing Markiet Crashed.


The Foreclosure crisis followed,.


The Great Recession soon hit.



Racism, and Hate have spread across our Nation to the pleasure of Hate groups, Nazi's, Minute men,K.K.K.  ect.


Now we need to raise the minumum wage so our College Graduates can do the Hard Labor Jobs that Immigrants used to gladly do for America when America was prosperous, and the number one "Super Power".


Stop the "Phony Border Insanity."


America is great because it is good, when it ceases to be good, it ceases to be great."

Alex De Tocueville


looker
looker

Jones is the clear choice - hands down winner.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The Hate State DESERVES the lowlife bigoted politicians it elects.


Ipso facto.

AkaTed
AkaTed

I guess more Arizona's are more concerned about Titz and @zz

AkaTed
AkaTed

Unbelievable lmao @ people in Arizona but guess this is the same people voting for Sheriff Bozo the clown dinosaur. Thank God I'm heading to Oregon soon bye bye Arizona racist wasteland reminds me of the south

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Can the people of this state elect someone who isn't mentally sick?

I see Smith versus DuVal.

rh19541954
rh19541954

Maybe Arizona citizens might consider 8 years of republican rule is enough, how great has their reign been! I think its a blessing our state is divided into 1/3rds, and thank god republicans do not have a 50.1% majority!

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Heard part of the NPR forum a few days back and she sounded like the sanest and most respectable of the lot. Given the state of the AZ Republican Party, that's not saying much, but it's something. To be fair I think I missed Scott Smith's input.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Wow, wow, wow. The schoolmarmish-looking Jones-Palin is at the top of the heap. Whoda thunk it, really? Scott Smith is the only Repub who would be acceptable to me as guv. Maybe Ken Bennett. But the others? My god. What an insane bunch they are.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Piss on that bitch, we've had enough with dumbass Governors, she is not quailified to be Governor.

We've had enough with the hatred and racism in this State, time to move on.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I just got another campain mailer from Candy.  This was spouts about "faith" and bashes gays big time.


It SICKENS me that Candy is using taxpayer money to spew his bigotry and hate.  (the "things are Black and White" on the backside also says something in not so may words...

wtf...
wtf...

either way we're fucked!

Hock
Hock

What little respect I have for the Republicans will be gone if Scott Smith doesn't win the primary.

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

Christine Jones your going wish you never meet Paul Babeu when this is over!!!!!!

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit topcommenter

@looker Leadership? Did you fall on your head?Thats snaggle-tooth bitch is DUMMER than my PET ROCK COLLECTION .Brewer is a snake in the grass politician sockpuppet SEA-HAGG!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@looker HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

ROFLMFAO!!!!!


Tell us another funny!!! You are so good at it!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Cozz 

That part about "enough with the hatred" was irony, right?

Or were you saying "piss on that bitch" with love in your heart?

I agree that she's not qualified, though, although more so than Brewer.

 

DNichols
DNichols

@LucyBabeu 

Christine Jones shows a total lack of character judgement allowing herself to be associated with your sick brother.

 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Cozz @valleynative 

Yeah, I realized after I posted that that saying that a person is more qualified than Brewer is sort of pointless.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@LucyBabeu @DNichols Hey, Luuuuuceeeee! What's it like at family gatherings (such as Thanksgiving) when you an Pauley are in the same room?

fishlngblues
fishlngblues

@fishingblues  Everyone's least favorite pederast has spoken. Isn't there some masculine youth you should be fawning over ? Let the adults talk. No one wants to play with your bitch-ass.

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

@DNichols @LucyBabeu 

Paul thinks if he keeps me from the state of AZ, I cannot talk or send any evidence that way. Paul and Shaun day of threatening me are over, Daddy is dead.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishlngblues


Well if it isn't the little copy cat bitch.  How are you today you sniveling little shit-stain?



fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@annarkey14 @fishingblues


It is quite amusing that loopy loony liberals are not mentally capable of originating their own material.  


I think perhaps, liberalism makes one stupid.  Or, more likely, only stupid people become liberals.  Although, I bet, liberals believe there is a liberal gene and they were liberal at birth.  I mean, who would choose to be a liberal? 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@LucyBabeu @fishingblues


Tell it to your therapist you crazy bitch.  I'm trying to save you from yourself.

These people ARE NOT your friends.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@annarkey14 @fishingblues


snarky arkey, your needle is stuck.


You are the epitome of the loony, loopy liberal.  Brain dead - no chance for recovery.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@annarkey14 @fishingblues


Damn, brain damage. 


(How fucking stupid does a person need be to believe that constantly repeating the same inane phrase is anything other than psychotic?)


Jazus!  Liberals sure are fucking stupid and prove it daily.  

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