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McCain leading Hayworth by 45 points, poll finds

A new poll shows Arizona Sen. John McCain leading his Republican challenger.

The Rocky Mountain Poll released on Wednesday shows McCain leading former congressman J.D. Hayworth 64 percent to 19 percent. Political newcomer Jim Deakin had 5 percent.

McCain’s margin has widened from a 54-28 lead he held over Hayworth in the same poll in April.

The telephone poll was conducted by the Behavior Research Center between June 30 and July 11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.4 percentage points. Pollsters surveyed a random sample of 334 registered Arizona voters, including 190 Republicans and 144 independents who said they would vote in the Republican primary.

Hayworth spokesman Mark Sanders says the polling firm has “no credibility.”

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4 comments

  1. Patrick Michael Connors

    What a joke, the press reported this tiny poll as if it had any real bearing. Are the press and the pollsters trying to influence the outcome of an election based on a mere 334 people in a polling population? In this writer’s view, that appears to be the case… there is no integrity in reporting here.

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