Second Poll of Arizona Governor's Race Has Doug Ducey and Fred DuVal Tied

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The race to become Arizona's next governor is tied, according to the second poll on the race released in the last week.

The latest poll comes from Rasmussen Reports has Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred Duval tied at 40 percent each, based on interviews with 850 likely Arizona voters.

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Last week, a poll released by Public Policy Polling had Ducey and DuVal each tied at 35 percent, based on surveys of 588 likely voters.

The first poll was done in the days leading up to the primary, and was released even before the results proved Ducey to be the Republican nominee, so the match-up was posed as a hypothetical.

TV ads in support of both candidates have been hitting the airwaves since the night of the primary election, and since the race appears to be so close, plan on seeing Ducey and DuVal ads every time you turn on a TV for the next two months.

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standup4urstate
standup4urstate

J. Johnson is a better choice for Governor.  It's time for a regular guy to take office who will not be controlled by party politics.  writeinjjohnson.com  Recent reports show that Independents are the largest voting block in Arizona.  Let's elect an Independent Governor with no party affiliations.  Let's Make History & Reset Arizona Government!

Mary Shoff
Mary Shoff

Fred DuVal and BLUE all the way! \U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

MrDukeInAZ
MrDukeInAZ

It just might be me, but this race seems like a giant suckfest! I'm in no way excited about voting for either one of these hacks. They're both touting the same tired party lines as always. Ya democracy! 

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

No way ducey wins......his financial past will keep him out of office....

Joe Downs
Joe Downs

James Hicks if you think that the New Times is stupid and liberal, why are you following them? Doesn't say much about your discernment, nor about how you spend (or waste, as it were) your days.

James Hicks
James Hicks

Yeah right stupid liberal New Times. You KNOW better. I guarantee you the people polled for Duval won't actually go to the ballot box like the people polled for Ducey. Especially since it's not a presidential election and a female (HClin) or AfAmer (oBumer) isn't stirring the pot. "and you know this man!"

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

Good thing I don't watch TV!


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

In general, I believe the state functions best with a Republican legislature and Democrat governor, but I don't like the fact that DuVal was selected by the Democratic leadership instead of through a primary race. I'll try to keep an open mind, though.


People who vote based entirely on political party are the reason our government is such shit.


FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Ducey  Image has been destroyed from the primary. Very high negatives .

DNichols
DNichols

@valleynative 

For once I agree with you.

I was raised in a very prominent Valley Religion that requests its members  vote 100% G.O.P. even if the Candidate is a Racist with ties to Nazi's or is actually a convicted Racist.


C.T.R?!


@Valley, sorry in advance for any miss spelled words.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Valley, you seem to be a logical individual.

I don't believe all republican politicians are bad. I also don't believe all democratic politicians are bad.

Regarding the federal government, I just wish we didn't have a political version of World War I, with the republican politicians bogged down in their trenches and the democratic politicians along with the president bogged down in their trenches, with the bills each side is sending the other representing the fallen soldiers in no man's land.

Rather than toeing the party line, politicians ought to work together to better the country instead of bowing to big business and a handful of vocal people.

A big reason I don't care for Doug ducey is his shady background at cold stone. Presuming it's correct, I would not hire ducey for a powerful political position, especially governor.

DNichols
DNichols

@FRONTERA 

High "Negatives" for the Racist G.O.P. are actually "Positives" to the voting base.

annarkey14
annarkey14

@FRONTERA ,

Now, he's running on his "Business expertise." The last two Republicans who ran on their "business expertise" were Evan Mecham and Fife Symington.

Think the lemmings have learned their lesson?

Hope so.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian @valleynative 

Take another look at how he came to be running unopposed.

And if you really think that a decision made by the leaders of the Democratic Party is equivalent to a choice made by voters, then I guess we can all stop showing up at the polls.


FRONTERA
FRONTERA

@annarkey14 @FRONTERA 

  I don't believe they have. They all drink the same "kool-aid" , and listen to Rush . With all those Cold Stone failures with Gov. backed loan's , gonna take a lot of money in ads by GOP to undue the damage of the "GO DADDY GIRL"...

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@valleynative you missed the entire point of my comment. The decision wasn't made by the leaders of the Democratic Party. Perhaps my comment was a way to call attention to the awkwardness of your allegation.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian @valleynative 

I didn't miss your point.  I asked you to look again at how he came to be running unopposed.  He chose to run and the Democratic leadership discouraged anybody else from running against him.

If you really want to discuss awkward allegations, let's not gloss over your statement that a decision by the Democratic leadership is the same as the result of an election.  I love that one.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@valleynative @arizonaeagletarian You love what you think I meant. It's apparent from your comments that your understanding doesn't match my intended message. Since you didn't ask for clarification, I won't bother giving it.

Nevertheless, you most certainly did miss my point.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian @valleynative 

You're refuting my claim that he was selected by the Democratic leadership, apparently believing that no other Democrat felt like they might like to be governor.   You also said "Democratic leadership is a vote".  What do you believe I missed?

 

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@valleynative @arizonaeagletarian the paradox in the meaning of "Democratic leadership."

"Democratic leadership" does not necessarily equate to "leadership of the Democratic Party."

Nevertheless, Fred self-selected. Nothing more, nothing less.

I'm curious as to who you believe constitutes the entity you apparently refer to as "Democratic leadership."


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@arizonaeagletarian @valleynative 

When capitalized like that, and in this context, "Democratic leadership" certainly does equate to the leadership of the Democratic party.

He self-selected and then the Party discouraged others from running against him.  That is indeed "something more".

 

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