Duval camp release new poll showing tight race for governor

2014-03-04T08:00:00Z 2014-05-19T16:19:20Z Duval camp release new poll showing tight race for governorBy Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A new poll released by the only announced Democrat in this year's race for governor, Fred Duval, shows a competitive race ahead for the former Clinton White House official.

The poll shows Duval in tied with Republican candidate and current State Treasurer Doug Ducey in a hypothetical race (both earning in 32 percent) and trailing by 3 percent in a hypothetical race with Republican candidate and current Secretary of State Ken Bennett (with Duval getting 32 percent of the vote and Bennett getting 35 percent.)

Respondents also favored backing "a Democrat who favors making targeted investments in early childhood education and K-12 public schools" over a "Republican who supports cutting state taxes for business and individuals and reducing spending" by a six percentage points.

Duval still has a long way to go with becoming a household name throughout the state, garnering only 24 percent of those polled recognizing his name. 

The poll of 500 likely voters talked to more Republicans than the official party registration figures from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, will those responding self-identifying 43 percent as Republican and only 31 percent as Democrat.

The poll by Garin Hart Yang Research Group, conducted in early February, has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About this blog

The Arizona Daily Star's Pueblo Politics blog includes stories and related items from the Tucson and Pima County political scene written by Star reporters Becky Pallack and Joe Ferguson.

Have a political topic you would like to see in the blog or suggestions? Email Becky Pallack at bpallack@tucson.com and Joe Ferguson at jferguson@tucson.com

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...