The close results of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election have led to widespread suspicions among voters regarding the validity of the election outcome, according to a Friday report from Rasmussen.
According to a recent telephone and online survey of over 1,000 people conducted by Rasmussen Reports and College Republicans United, 55% of Likely Arizona voters think it’s probable that issues in the Maricopa County election impacted the final results, with 35% considering it “Very Likely.”
Conversely, 40% of respondents believe it’s not likely that the Maricopa County problems had an effect on the election outcome, including 29% who think it is “Not At All Likely.”
In an official count, Republican candidate Kari Lake lost to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs by a margin of around 17,000 out of over 2.5 million votes cast.
Lake has since filed a lawsuit to challenge the results, with the state Supreme Court slated to hear her appeal next week, Rasmussen notes.
Richard Thomas, National Chairman of Republicans United, pointed out that the survey, which has a 3% margin of error, showed 8% more Arizona voters claimed to have voted for Lake than for Hobbs.
He stated, “That’s almost three times the poll margin of error. This raises serious questions about the certified ballot totals in light of the host of reported procedural irregularities.”
Following Election Day issues with vote tabulation in Maricopa County, Lake labeled the election “botched” and asserted, “This isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. This is about our sacred right to vote, a right that many voters were, sadly, deprived of on November 8th.”
The Rasmussen Reports/College Republicans United survey revealed that 57% of Arizona voters agree with Lake’s statement, including 36% who Strongly Agree.
The survey’s findings also highlighted that Lake remains more popular than Hobbs among Arizona voters, with 51% viewing Lake favorably and 47% viewing Hobbs favorably.
“NEW Rasmussen Poll Reveals the Red Wave did happen,” Lake wrote in a Friday retweet of the Rasmussen poll. “Lake, Hamadeh and Finchem won according to poll and 50% of Arizonans say the 2022 Election issues were done intentionally to hurt Republicans.”