72 percent of Arizona Democrats say they want to see Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) replaced, according to a new poll from OH Predictive Insights. The poll also found only 42 percent of Democrats in the Grand Canyon State have a favorable opinion of the job Sinema is doing. That’s lower than the 48 percent of Arizona Republicans who approve of her work.
“Sinema’s holding out on the reconciliation bill caused a lot of political pressure from left wing of her party, and her numbers were beginning to sour because of it,” OHPI Chief of Research Mike Noble said. “Sinema was walking a delicate tight rope with her constituents, and as we see in her numbers now, it appears that rope was looking more like fishing wire.”
Sinema will be up for reelection in 2024. According to the Federal Election Commission, Sinema doesn’t have any primary challengers yet, but the poll shows the controversial Democrat losing hypothetical races to Congressman Greg Stanton (D-AZ) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), as well as Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
“Sen. Sinema’s growing unpopularity with voters from within her own party could prove fatal in 2024 when she will have to ask for Democrats’ support for re-nomination,” Noble said. “While there is still time between now and then, Sinema has ground to make up with her constituents in the next three years.”