Trump-backed Kari Lake leads GOP primary field for Arizona governor, poll finds

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs leads the Democrat field.

Updated: November 28, 2021 - 8:03pm

Republican Kari Lake, the television host endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has a large early lead in her party’s race for Arizona governor, a new poll found.

The poll released last week by OH Predictive Insights showed Lake led the GOP primary field with 28%, followed by former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon with 11%

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee trailed in third at 6%.
 
On the Democratic side, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs led with 42% followed by former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez at 8%, the poll showed.
 
Both Lake and Hobbs increased their leads since the summer. 
 
The winners in next year’s primary will face off in November 2022 to succeed Gov. Doug Ducey.