Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona governor, Kari Lake, is winning big in the polls ahead of the governor primary race, confirming what many Arizonans and Americans have been hoping for this year: A red wave just might be coming to the Grand Canyon State.
In September, President Trump endorsed the Republican candidate for governor, calling her a “fantastic person” who will fight for the values of the MAGA movement and take on the “Fake News Media.”
According to a poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights, Kari Lake managed to grab 28 percent of the potential conservative vote, catapulting her above other primary contenders like Rep. Matt Salmon (R) and State Treasurer Kimberly Yee (R), although 51 percent of those polled said they were “undecided” on who they would vote for. The race for the Democrats’ nomination for governor is, by contrast, locked in solidly with 42 percent of Democrat voters in Arizona.
Kari Lake’s early lead in the Arizona polls proves yet again that an endorsement from President Trump is extremely powerful. In March, Kari Lake resigned from her job at Fox 10, where she was working as a news anchor in Phoenix. “Journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and, I’ll be honest, I don’t like the direction it’s going,” she said. “The media needs more balance in coverage, and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every level, and in each position. In the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way.”
Kari Lake has rocketed to the front of the pack of gubernatorial hopefuls since Trump’s endorsement, giving conservative Arizonans the opportunity to vote for a candidate who does not shy away from allying herself with the 45th president and his voting base – which will likely bode well for her going into the Arizona gubernatorial primary race.