POLL SHOWS HAYWORTH LEADING MCCAIN AMONG CONSERVATIVES
(PHOENIX-AZ) APRIL 29 -- The campaign of U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) today said a new poll showed Hayworth is leading Senator John McCain 46 percent to 38 percent among conservative voters in the state.
"Conservative voters are going to determine who is the next Senator from Arizona, and they are overwhelmingly for Hayworth," said campaign spokesman Mark Sanders
Public Policy Polling reported today : "Republican primary voters in Arizona are down on John McCain with a majority of them thinking he's too lenient on immigration and a plurality feeling that he's too liberal in general."
The poll found that a majority -- 45 percent of voters -- disapprove of his job performance, that a majority -- 43 percent --think he is too liberal, and that a majority -- 53 percent -- think he is too lenient on illegal immigration.
"Senator McCain is underwater," Sanders said. "For a 28-year incumbent who was the Party's nominee for President to be trailing in the polls with the Party's base is shocking."
Among conservative voters, 46 percent disapprove of McCain compared to only 41 percent approval, 59 percent think he is too liberal, and an astounding 67 percent think he is too lenient on illegal immigrants.
"After flip-flopping on every issue, trying to remake himself in this election year and running more than $2 million on ads, Arizona voters are just not buying it," Sanders said.