Sheriff Joe Arpaio is statistically tied with GOP Rep. Martha McSally in the Arizona Senate race, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The controversial former sheriff earned 29 percent support in an ABC15/OHPI poll, enough to statistically tie with McSally’s 31 percent support in the same poll. Fellow Republican and former state Senator Kelli Ward earned 25 percent support.
Arpaio lost his re-election bid for sheriff in 2016 to Paul Penzone. He failed to gain the support of 298 precincts that supported GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona in 2016 for Maricopa County.
“I have a lot to offer. I’m a big supporter of President Trump,” Arpaio told the Washington Examiner about his run, according to CNN. “I’m going to have to work hard; you don’t take anything for granted. But I would not being doing this if I thought that I could not win. I’m not here to get my name in the paper, I get that every day, anyway.”
The poll was conducted Tuesday and surveyed 504 likely Republican voters. The margin of error of the poll is 4.36 percent.
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