|Arizona Senate: Kyl by 20|
Survey of 500 Likely Voters
December 15, 2005
December 26, 2005--Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R) holds a 20-point lead in his bid for re-election.
The latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2006 poll finds Kyl with 50% of the statewide vote. Jim Pederson, who currently chairs the state's Democratic Party, earns 30% of the vote.
Kyl, seeking his third term in the Senate, is viewed favorably by 53% of the state's voters and unfavorably by 35%. For Pederson, the numbers are 40% favorable and 34% unfavorable.
In Arizona, 48% of voters say that immigration is a more important voting issue than the situation in Iraq. Forty-five percent (45%) say Iraq is more important. These results are similar to those found for the state of Nevada. Nationally, by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, voters say that Iraq is the more important issue at this time.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of Arizona voters favor building a barrier along the Mexican border to help reduce illegal immigration. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are opposed.
Among those who consider the immigration issue more important than Iraq, 73% favor building a barrier along the Mexican border.
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 15, 2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).