Donald Trump’s brand of anti-establishment politics continues to spread across the United States, with the latest push for novelty coming in the state of Arizona.
While Arizonans won’t be heading to the polls until a year from now, polling shows that citizens of the state are already prepared to make a big change in their senate selection.
Particularly, in the case of incumbent Senator Jeff Flake and challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, the people of Arizona are speaking up for an America in which the political elite take a backseat to ordinary citizens and the concerns that they themselves have.
Flake, who represents the establishment status quo, has been roundly lambasted by President Trump in recent weeks, particularly for his weak stance on the U.S. border with Mexico – an issue that is resoundingly important to the voters of Arizona. Furthermore, Trump’s not-so-subtle insinuation of Flake’s similarities to turncoat republican John McCain has a great many Americans eyeing the incumbent as a threat to the Trump agenda.
“Incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is underwater badly in his home state, with just 21 percent of Arizona Republicans supporting him for reelection against challenger Dr. Kelli Ward—who gets 47 percent support—per a new poll from JMC Analytics.
“The poll, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release by JMC Analytics’ John Couvillon, shows Flake in almost irreparable shape ahead of his reelection bid in 2018. That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward has pulled 26 points ahead of him at 47 percent, is almost unthinkable with nearly a full year to go until the August 2018 primary. Three percent of the electorate said they would vote for Nicholas Tutora, another candidate, and 29 percent are undecided, when asked which candidate they would vote for between Ward, Flake, and Tutora.
“When asked if Flake should be renominated in 2018, an astounding 66 percent said that someone else should represent the Republican Party on the Senate ticket next year while just 22 percent said Flake should be renominated and 13 percent are undecided.“Fifty-six percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate if President Donald Trump endorsed someone in the primary, while 19 percent said they would be less likely, and 25 percent said a Trump endorsement would make no difference.”
President Trump has made no mistake about his support for Dr. Kelli Ward, tweeting several times over the course of the last few weeks regarding her qualifications for office over Flake.
Furthermore, the American people have become increasingly assertive regarding their desire for fresh faces in Washington. The election of Donald Trump himself has proven that beyond a shadow of a doubt, but has also spurred a fierce resistance in D.C. as establishment politicians scramble to keep their heads above water as the President continues to drain the swamp.