Incumbent Senator Sinema in Third Place for General Election…

David Herring /
David Herring /

While most people are busy talking about the upcoming presidential election, it’s important to remember that other critical contests will take place. For the battleground state of Arizona, that includes a race for the senate seat currently held by Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

If you haven’t heard, she has some rather fierce competition this year.

First and foremost to be noticed is former gubernatorial GOP candidate Kari Lake, who just barely lost her bid for the state’s governor’s mansion to hotly contested Katie Hobbs. You may remember that Lake earned nationwide notoriety during her 2022 campaign, as well as for her claim that election fraud, among other things, stole the election from her.

Then, there is Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego, who, if you know him at all, is basically a puppet of the liberal left.

Either Sinema opponent technically has the chance to best her in the 2024 general election. However, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t unpopular in the state.

And yet, one polling site would like for you to believe that she has been left with little choice to do anything but drop out of the race.

Enter Public Policy Polling.

If you know anything about the polling firm, it’s likely that they are about as biased to the left as they say the rest of the nation is toward the right. In fact, that’s precisely why founder Dean Debnam began PPP, to balance out the supposed “right-leaning slant to public polling.”

According to one of their most recent polls, conducted on January 5 and 6, Sinema barely has a chance to keep her seat.

Per the 590 Arizona voters (not likely voters, just voters, according to PPP), Sinema has about only half the support of challenger Ruben Gallego, the opponent most of us would be the least likely to choose.

Gallego surfaced with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Kari Lake with 35 percent. And coming in dead last is Sinema, with a mere 17 percent of the vote.

Or at least that’s what PPP reported and wants you to believe.

Now, it’s key to point out here that, as I mentioned before, these are supposedly just AZ voters, not likely voters. Secondly, there is no methodology or margin of error published for the poll.

And lastly, it was noted that about 80 percent of the survey’s respondents came from the greater Phoenix area. While a whopping 62 percent of the state’s population lives in this region, it’s also noted that it has a much higher liberal lean than most.

Besides, it’s basically an overrepresentation of the area.

Despite all those deciding factors, PPP wants you to believe that Sinema, a woman who has no real shortage of fans or popularity, is coming in last place.

The question is, why would they want her out of the race so badly to bend a public poll in their favor?

Well, it’s quite simple. Sinema isn’t liberal enough.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s most recent 2022 data, Sinema tends to vote with the Biden administration and her Democratic Party 93.9 percent of the time. That might seem rather high to you and me. But in comparison to a great many of her counterparts, it’s really pretty low.

Take Representative Ruben Gallego, for example. Data from the same timeline shows he votes along party lines and for Biden agenda items 100 percent of the time.

Now, which one do you think a liberal, Biden-loving outlet like PPP would want in a seat of power?

Clearly, their choice is Gallego.

But it’s also clear that based on their polling (if it can be believed), the GOP’s challenger, Kari Lake, is only one percentage point behind him. And she’s on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.

And that means Gallego needs all the help he can get.

Naturally, this means Sinema needs to drop out so that those who would have voted for her will vote for Gallego. You know, for the sake of the party.

It’s just too bad the moderate Sinema doesn’t always go along with what the party wants…

With primaries coming up in just a few weeks, it won’t take long for us to know whether any of this is even remotely true. My guess is this is just another desperate attempt by the left to sway voters to their side.

What do you think?