In the Arizona governor's race, Republican Kari Lake has an 11-point advantage over Democrat Katie Hobbs with less than two weeks until the midterm elections, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
According to a KSAZ-TV InsiderAdvantage poll, 54 percent of respondents indicated they would vote for Lake, compared to 43 percent who said they would vote for Hobbs. There were just 2% of responders who were unsure.
Kari Lake (R) 54% (+11)
Katie Hobbs (D) 43%
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 26, 2022
In comparison to a poll conducted earlier this month by InsiderAdvantage, which showed the candidates to be 3 percentage points apart, the latest survey indicated an 8-point increase for the Republican.
According to InsiderAdvantage, pollster Matt Towery cited Hobbs' failure to challenge Lake as a major contributing factor to her loss of support.
Despite Lake's 11-point advantage in that poll, the candidates were within the poll's 2.9 percent margin of error in a recent Trafalgar Group/Daily Wire poll, which had Lake's support at 49.2 percent to Hobbs' 46.4 percent. A RealClearPolitics composite poll had Lake in the lead at 3.2 percent.
Hobbs received criticism earlier this month for allegedly planning a "slave day" in high school while serving on the student council at Seton Catholic Preparatory School. Freshmen, or "slaves," would submit to seniors, or "masters," at the occasion, which was recorded in the school's yearbook.
Democrats have referred to Lake as a "election denier" because of her assertion that fraud cost former President Donald Trump the 2020 election; Lake has also faced some criticism.
Newly-unearthed yearbook photos raise questions about Katie Hobbs' link to her school's 'slave day' | Daily Mail Online
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 10, 2022
President Joe Biden "lost the election and shouldn't be in the White House," according to Lake, who made this claim in a June debate on Arizona PBS. Lake also referred to the election as "corrupt."
The margin of error for this InsiderAdvantage survey, which was conducted with 550 likely voters on Monday and Tuesday, is 4.2 percent.
A request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation was not immediately met by Lake and Hobbs.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on West Journal.