Trump-backed Kari Lake leads big in governor poll days ahead of high-stakes primary

by Alex Caldwell

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A new poll shows Republican Kari Lake has widened her lead by double-digits over her primary opponents for Arizona’s gubernatorial race.

Lake leads her closest opponent, Karrin Taylor Robson, by more than 11 points, according to a new poll conducted by Data Orbital. Lake polled with 43.5 percent, while Robson polled at 32.4 percent.

Data Orbital, which released its findings on Monday, previously reported that Lake led Robson by just four points in June.

Lake, a former news anchor and political outsider, was first endorsed by President Trump in September 2021. On Friday, she appeared with the 45th president during a massive campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona.

George Khalaf, a pollster from Data Orbital, noted that the recent survey shows that Lake “is on her way to securing the Republican nomination.”

“With nearly 250,000 Republican ballots returned, it is clear Kari Lake has maintained – and grown – her lead in the Gubernatorial race,” said Khalaf. “We have seen the Undecided rate steadily drop from 28 percent in late June to 12 percent, with a little more than a week until Election Day.”

Should Lake win the primary election on Aug. 2, she will likely face off against state Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, D-Ariz., in the general election.

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