This is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE!
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in Arizona, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll released Wednesday.
Clinton tops Trump in Arizona, 39% to 34%. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 6%, and Jill Stein at 1%. However, 21% are undecided.
Arizona has voted for the Republican candidate for president in 15 of the last 16 presidential elections, yet Clinton’s campaign is making a play for the state.
The last time Arizona voted blue was Bill Clinton over Bob Dole in 1996 (and only by 2 points), and prior to that was Harry Truman over Thomas Dewey in 1948.
Clinton is sending some of her top surrogates to the state, including Bernie Sanders, Chelsea Clinton; and first lady Michelle Obama, who will be there on Thursday.
The campaign announced Monday that it would also spend more than $2 million in the state on an expanded television ad buy, direct mail and digital advertising.
The survey of 713 likely voters was conducted October 10-15 via landlines and cellphones. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.