Abortion not a factor as Arizona GOP Rep. Ciscomani leads in competitive race

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Incumbent Republican Rep. Juan Ciscomani is starring successful nan title to triumph 1 of nan astir competitory districts successful nan full country, a caller study shows — pinch voters ranking abortion debased connected their issues list.

An internal Public Opinion Strategies canvass first obtained by The Post puts nan Mexican-American freshman congressman astatine 50%, an 11-point lead complete erstwhile Democratic authorities Sen. Kirsten Engel, who’s astatine 39%.

“Juan’s connection of nan American Dream is resonating among each Arizonans, Republican, Democrat and independent,” Daniel Scarpinato, Ciscomani for Congress’ wide consultant, told The Post.

Sen. Kirsten EngelAn internal Public Opinion Strategies canvass first obtained by The Post puts nan Mexican-American freshman congressman astatine 50%, an 11-point lead complete erstwhile Democratic authorities Sen. Kirsten Engel, who’s astatine 39%.

“We are encouraged by these incredibly beardown numbers early successful nan race, but we besides cognize nationalist Democrats will extremity astatine thing to prop up Engel and her utmost positions connected migration and nan economy.”

The study talked to 300 registered voters from May 28 to 30, chiefly complete nan phone. It has a 5.66% separator of error.

In nan title for nan White House, erstwhile President Donald Trump’s lead is smaller than Ciscomani’s — 49% to 45% erstwhile caput to caput pinch President Biden among nan aforesaid harvest of voters.

Of those polled, 40% were Republican, 36% were Democratic and 22% were independents.

The questions for some nan legislature title and nan statesmanlike title were phrased arsenic if nan predetermination were held today.

Ciscomani narrowly won nan territory 51% to 49% successful 2022.

He faces GOP challenger Kathleen Winn successful nan July 30 primary.

Sabato’s Crystal Ball ranks nan 6th Congressional District title a “toss-up,” a alteration from “lean Republican” successful April arsenic nan authorities faced scrutiny complete an Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing a near-total prohibition connected abortion to go enforceable.

The rule ended up being repealed, but abortion will still beryllium a apical rumor successful November pinch a ballot inaugural putting abortion entree into nan state’s Constitution connected nan table.

U.S. Congressman Juan Ciscomani speaks astatine nan 2024 Update from Capitol Hill astatine nan Arizona Biltmore successful Phoenix, Arizona“Juan’s connection of nan American Dream is resonating among each Arizonans, Republican, Democrat and independent,” Daniel Scarpinato, Ciscomani for Congress’ wide consultant, told The Post. Gage Skidmore/ZUMA Press Wire / SplashNews.com

“Juan Ciscomani has an highly unpopular anti-abortion grounds and has been actively moving against nan champion liking of Arizonans successful Congress,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokeswoman Lauryn Fanguen said successful consequence to nan poll.

“When voters perceive astir his votes to return distant their reproductive authorities and willingness to play partisan authorities pinch nan border, they will cull him and his far-right agenda.”

In nan soul poll, voters’ apical issues were ostentation astatine 25% and migration and separator information astatine 19%.

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District contains parts of nan confederate border, including respective communities adjacent to nan ongoing crisis.

Nine percent of those polled stated abortion arsenic a apical issue.


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