MAY 21, 2014
Mark Brnovich leading in new poll among Arizona GOP primary voters
A new poll released by Magellan Strategies of likely Arizona GOP primary voters shows that political challenger and former prosecutor Mark Brnovich is now leading incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne in the August Republican primary. 33 percent of the respondents are supporting Brnovich compared to 32 percent for Horne, while 35 percent are undecided.
The polling results are consistent with previous internal polling that has shown Brnovich within single digits of the turmoiled incumbent.
The poll also shows that Tom Horne’s favorability ratings have dropped as allegations of illegal activity continue to swirl around his conduct and that of his campaign. 49 percent of GOP primary voters have an “unfavorable” opinion of Tom Horne, compared to 24 percent who have a “favorable” opinion of him.
“This poll reflects what we’ve known all along,” said Ryan Anderson, Brnovich’s campaign manager. “Republican primary voters are looking for an alternative to the scandal-plagued tenure of Tom Horne. Horne’s support has hit a ceiling and the only remaining question is how low can he fall? In contrast, Mark Brnovich has momentum and his support is growing.”
He continued: “We have focused almost entirely on a grassroots campaign and earned media and the results are paying off. Republican voters have not only found an alternative in Mark Brnovich, but they’ve rallied around a more qualified candidate who can actually win this November.”
The Magellan Strategies poll was conducted March 13-14 among 760 likely Arizona GOP primary voters. The MOE is 3.55 percent.
To learn more about Mark Brnovich, visit www.Mark4AZ.com.