Arizona POLL: McCain in Serious Trouble–Only 37% Would Vote to Re-Elect

From:,  by: Michelle Moons,  on: May 5, 2015,  see the article HERE.

John McCain 01Five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has good reason to fear a primary challenge. Newly released data from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows half of Arizona’s Republican primary voters disapprove of McCain’s job performance, and more than half would prefer a more conservative Senate candidate in 2016.

After more than three decades in Washington, McCain earns merely 41 percent approval from Arizona Republicans and 36 percent from general Arizona voters, PPP finds. Just 37 percent reported a willingness to support the Senator in his 2016 re-election bid.

In the days leading up to his re-election declaration, McCain and wife Cindy each released letters asking for financial support.

Notably, 51 percent of those surveyed in the poll indicated a desire for someone more conservative than Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the 2016 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.

The result comes as little surprise, considering that members of McCain’s own party officially censured him on the basis that he has “amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment, and has continued to support liberal nominees.”

Since that censure, McCain has accordingly voiced expectation that he will face a primary challenger in 2016.

Large percentages of survey respondents took no position, favorable or unfavorable, on potential McCain challengers Representative Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) or Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ),  State Senator Kelli Ward or former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.

With the 2016 primary elections still a year away, McCain’s extensive tenure gives him a big advantage in name ID. Still, every potential McCain challenger measured against the incumbent fell short of overcoming him, though all came within striking distance.

According to poll results, “McCain leads Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) 40/39, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ)  42/40, Kelli Ward 44/31, and Christine Jones 48/27.”

State Senator Ward has come the closest to declaring. She opened an exploratory committee in April and has been weighing whether the financial and logistical path to victory is there. She has characterized a McCain challenge as a classic David versus Goliath battle.

Arizonans have a vested interest in border security as residents of a border state. McCain’s critics are unlikely to let the entrenched Washington legislator forget the 2010 “build the danged fence” campaign that McCain launched to shore up his conservative record. But as many continue to point out, there’s still no “danged fence.”

Each potential challenger is said to have time yet to make an official decision and it appears they are taking that time to weigh whether each can gather the necessary support to take on the political goliath.


John McCain has parlayed two things into a cushy 28 year career as a U. S. Senator: his prisoner-of-war status and a reputation as a “maverick” for going against his Republican Party on a number of issues. The “maverick” label was gleefully awarded by the news media since they do cartwheels whenever a Republican breaks ranks and goes against the party’s interests – and John has done that too many times. The press loves him for it and Republicans (especially conservatives) hate him for it – thus John has been raised to the “Grand Exalted Poobah” position as leader of the RINO wing of the party.

The other, and more important entry on his resume, is his POW history. There was a time that I honored him for having been in a prisoner of war camp (regardless of his confessions), but no more. That was then, this is now, and John has done nothing to help Republicans (weak as they are) impede Obama’s overturning of our American way of life. Indeed, he has at times been a willing participant in Obama’s un-American activities. He is more of an impediment than a help in recent years and I’d be happier with the 1,127th random name in the Dallas phone book than with McCain. I hope and pray that he is defeated and a true conservative is elected by the good folks in Arizona to replace him.





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14 Responses to Arizona POLL: McCain in Serious Trouble–Only 37% Would Vote to Re-Elect

  1. upaces88 says:

    I do NOT know where in the world to start!
    The article I “was” looking for revealed that he is a traitor. This one doesn’t seem to go into as much detail as when we first learned about him “telling all.”
    The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides

    McCain for keeping these and other wartime files sealed up. His explanation, offered freely in Senate hearings and floor speeches, is that no one has been proven still alive and that releasing the files would revive painful memories and cause needless emotional stress to former prisoners, their families and the families of MIAs still unaccounted for. But what if some of these returned prisoners, as has always been the case at the conclusion of wars, reveal information to their debriefing officers about other prisoners believed still held in captivity? What justification is there for filtering such information through the Pentagon rather than allowing access to source materials? For instance, debriefings from returning Korean war POWs, available in full to the American public, have provided both citizens and government investigators with important information about other Americans who went missing in that conflict.

  2. Buck says:

    I agree with Upaces. McCain is the true Manchurian Candidate.

  3. Uriel says:

    At one time I actually thought he was a decent person. This is becoming like Hillary a case of truth is stranger than fiction. Somehow we need to be able to have a “truth in office” litmus test like a ploygraph issued before every bill is considered and politician runs for office.

  4. Kathy says:

    He failed in his bid for the presidency, he’s barely beating his potential opponents, and still the voters are apathetic. They need to wake up and get behind somebody, otherwise, their apathy will cost us all. We’ll be stuck with him until he croaks, much like some of the other fossils in Congress.

  5. Chuck says:

    McCain is a very angry person — when he returned from North Vietnam, he dumped his wife who patiently awaited his release by the North Vietnamese — her thanks for doing so merited him dumping her and marrying a much younger, more attractive woman whose net worth was somewhere around $68,000,000; or so the story goes. He’s a very angry man–his temper is like a sudden unexpected thunderstorm — especially if he disagrees with the answer.

    • Buck says:

      I agree McCain is a total asshole. I would like to be able to talk to his ‘plane captain’, the enlisted guy who oversaw the care of his airplane in the Navy. I’ll bet he could tell the folks what McCain is really like.

  6. tannngl says:

    Ditto Kathy.
    McCain is a progressive in Republican name only.
    The primary is always the most difficult to get through. A good plain talking conservative who isn’t afraid could win that primary. Pray someone does. Then the November win shouldn’t be very hard in AZ.

  7. Chuck says:

    Also, while some believe there were US servicemen left alive in Vietnam at the war’s end, over the many years the Department of Defense has searched for missing veterans and civilians from the war, no evidence has ever surfaced that can validate such claims. Following the exit of Americans from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia at the war’s end, no proof of living Americans remaining in captivity from the war period has ever been found (unless one bases it on activists trying to make a buck trying to sell their undocumented claims of such). It made Hollywood many dollars with Chuck Norris and Sly Stallone “braving the enemy and finding live Americans still be held in captivity — however, the simple truth is that the US has had a team of highly trained and dedicated military and civilians stationed in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia whose sole mission in life is to following any and all leads of live Americans held after the war, and all leads have been major fabrications and Hollywood drama — the reality is that 8 Americans and a similar number of Vietnamese, including the longest serving military officer in the Vietnam Army who fought and killed Americans during the war, died in a tragic helicopter crash looking for missing Americans. One other military officer was killed shortly after the end of the war trying to find, recover, and return missing American remains from the war. Such stories are Hollywood legends to make money — America has had Special Forces trained officers and enlisted men stationed in Vietnam for over 20 years — their sole mission is to find missing American servicemen and civilians who disappeared during the war. Several hundred of our formerly missing service members and civilians have been recovered, returned to the US, and buried with full military honors — no evidence, outside of Hollywood movies, have substantiated that live Americans were knowingly abandoned by the US at the war’s end, and several who deserted and stayed back in Vietnam have returned — the most infamous was Bobby Garwood. However, such tales continue in the POW/MIA activists community, and books and movies claim knowledge of live Americans knowingly being left back — there is no evidence to substantiate any of those claims, and again, we’ve have live Americans stationed in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia where there sole mission is to find our missing — access to Vietnamese military and government files have been granted, as has access to all of the country of those three nations above — yet, many Americans believe in the “truth” they believe Hollywood spins in its movies, and in the tall, but unsubstantiated claims of “pretend experts” seeking self-aggrandizement. While many wish to believe we knowingly left back Americans at the end of the war, it simply is not true.

    • I.R. Wayright says:

      Please see the book, “An Enormous Crime,” by US Rep Bill Hendon and Elizabeth A. Stewart. On the cover is an image taken by a spy satellite in 1988. There are “USA” letters on the ground 12 feet tall and below that is a secret USAF/USN escape and evasion code. POWs were held back as insurance until the USA paid the “billions in reparations” ( to rebuild heavily bombed areas of Hanoi) negotiated at the Paris peace accords by Henry Kissinger. The democrat US congress bowed to public pressure to not spend any more money on the Vietnam problem. Some of the men who had valuable training and experience were parceled out to the former Soviet Union for exploitation.
      Once you have the correct information, Chuck, you might change your mind and think twice before believing the official government line.

  8. Clyde says:

    Here’s hoping Johnny-Boy gets the boot in the ass in the primary. No sense in rehashing my thoughts on him here. I WILL be sending Ward, or whomever challenges him in the primary, a check.

  9. Buck says:

    The problem is the true conservatives defeat themselves by splitting the primary vote leaving the establishment candidate free to go on to November.
    Wouldn’t it be great if all the conservative contenders would get together and figure out who would be most likely to beat Senator Asshole and announce their mutual support a cappella?

    • Uriel says:

      I agree Buck. Hopefully before we get into serious debating, they weed the list down to 2-3 of the best chances for a good Presidential candidate!

      • Buck says:

        Yes they need to weed the list down but the political ego probably won’t allow any of the candidates to think about the country before his/her own shot (some LONG shot) at the nomination…

  10. vonMesser says:

    As a US Navy VietNam veteran (with 4 stars on my Campaign Ribbon) I am NOT NOT NOT a John McCain fan. I see him, much like Carter, a disgrace to the Blue and Gold.