The idea that the 2020 and 2022 elections across American were clean, accurate and without fault took another broadside this week when a poll confirmed that Republican Kari Lake got 51% of the vote for governor in Arizona, while Democrat Katie Hobbs got 43%.
Only Hobbs was installed as governor in an election result that still includes many unanswered questions.
Also, the poll showed that voters chose Abe Hamadeh and Mark Finchem, both Republicans – even though Democrats were declared winners in those political races.
The details were reported by the Arizona Sun Times.
The results come from Rasmussen Reports and College Republicans United, which released results from their “late exit” poll.
The report said, “Women voted for Lake over Hobbs by a 49 to 43 percent margin. Similarly, Arizonans have a more favorable view of Lake than Hobbs. Over 50 percent view Lake positively; 30 percent find her ‘very favorable,’ and 21 percent ‘somewhat favorable.’ In contrast, Hobbs’ favorability is at 44 percent, with 25 percent viewing her as ‘very favorable’ and 19 percent as ‘somewhat favorable.’”
Hamadeh was seeking the office of attorney general, and 49% of the respondents said they voted for him. Only 43% said they voted for “winner” Kris Mayes.
For secretary of state, 46% voted for Finchem, while 43% voted for Democrat and “winner” Adrian Fontes.
The report noted, “The survey also asked voters about election fraud in the fall midterm election. Over 50% found it at least somewhat likely that ‘2022 election irregularities in heavily Republican areas of Arizona happened intentionally to suppress Republican votes.’ That broke down to 31 percent who found it ‘very likely,’ 19 percent who found it ‘somewhat likely,’ 14 percent who found it ‘not very likely,’ 29 percent who said “not likely at all,’ and 8 percent not sure.”
A majority found it was likely that election day problems with voting machines in Maricopa County affected the outcome of races and fully half “thought cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.”
The report said, “When asked if they would choose former President Trump or President Joe Biden for president if the election were held now, 50 percent said Trump and 39 percent chose Biden.”
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Exit polls aren’t accurate. No doubt Kate exit polls are even worse.