America First Patriot Kari Lake is besting Democrat opponent Katie Hobbs in a recent poll put out by Insider Advantage poll/Fox 10 Phoenix — to the tune of an eleven-point lead! Voters of all stripes — from Ultra-MAGA Republicans to Independents — are sure to help put Lake in office.
Katie Hobbs, who serves as Arizona's Secretary of State, has faced a difficult contest against Lake. Lake has the enviable position of representing the Conservative movement, but the race has been close throughout — surprising given Biden's general unpopularity in Arizona.
The poll finds:
“With less than 2 weeks to go before the November election, Republican Kari Lake leads Democrat Katie Hobbs by 11 percentage points. Only about 2% of voters are undecided. Pollster Matt Towery believes that Hobbs' reluctance to debate Lake may be a reason why the gap has widened in recent weeks. According to InsiderAdvantage, Lake is polling higher among older adults and Hispanics.”
Lake's performance with Hispanic voters is unsurprising. Republicans have been doing quite well with Hispanics recently. After all, the principles of the Republican Party are designed to appeal to all Americans — no matter one's race or background. As the DC Enquirer notes, even Democrat pollsters are noting the shift in Hispanics towards the Party of Lincoln. This is not the Republican Party of 2012, and voters are waking up to that fact.
But Hobbs's deficit is in large part a self-inflicted wound. As Towery notes, Hobbs has refused to debate Lake, going so far as to call Lake a conspiracy theorist, claiming “debating a conspiracy theorist like Kari Lake — whose entire campaign platform is to cause enormous chaos and make Arizona the subject of national ridicule — would only lead to constant interruptions, pointless distractions, and childish name-calling.”
Who knows how Hobbs would be faring if she chose to muster up the bravery to debate Lake? No doubt, Hobbs would lose big league. But voters may have respected the effort. After all, Lake's command of the microphone and camera is nearly unrivaled.
A loss against Lake is respectable. Cowardly ducking a debate against a fierce rival is not, and voters have had enough of the excuses.