ARIZONA: New Poll Shows Senate Race In Dead Heat

NBC News reports:

Arizona’s closely watched Senate race is a statistical tie, according to a new NBC News / Marist College poll that shows Democrat Kyrsten Sinema leading Republican Martha McSally by three points with likely voters, within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll finds Sinema garnering 48 percent support from Arizona likely voters in a two-way contest, while McSally has the backing of 45 percent.

Among all registered voters, it’s a similar margin at 47 percent for Sinema, 44 percent for McSally. That result shows that the race has tightened since June, before McSally clinched the GOP nomination. At that time, Sinema led McSally among registered voters, 49 percent to 38 percent.

KTAR News reports:

Senate hopeful Martha McSally has agreed to a debate with Kyrsten Sinema this week, according to the McSally campaign. However, the Oct. 15 debate on CNN that McSally agreed to conflicts with the Arizona PBS and Arizona Republic debate Sinema agreed to on Sept. 14.

Sinema has also agreed to an Oct. 16 debate in Tucson hosted by Arizona Public Media. The Sinema campaign responded to McSally’s agreed debate time.

“If Congresswoman McSally were serious about debating, she would show up to the Arizona Republic/PBS debate on October 15 and the Arizona Public Media debate on October 16, which Kyrsten has already accepted,” Sinema communications director James Owens said in a statement.