Department of Memes recently reported on a potential threat to #NeverTrump shill and Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake’s reign of cuckoldry in the form of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is reportedly considering a run for Senate.
Unfortunately for Flake, Arpaio isn’t even the biggest threat to his 2018 re-election campaign.
That honor would go to staunch conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, a proud supporter of President Donald Trump who, according to a Breitbart report, is beating the pants off Flake in the latest polling data.
From the article:
“The poll, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release by JMC Analytics’ John Couvillon, shows Flake in almost irreparable shape ahead of his reelection bid in 2018. That an incumbent U.S. Senator like Flake could be polling as low as 21 percent in his own primary, while a challenger like Ward has pulled 26 points ahead of him at 47 percent, is almost unthinkable with nearly a full year to go until the August 2018 primary. Three percent of the electorate said they would vote for Nicholas Tutora, another candidate, and 29 percent are undecided, when asked which candidate they would vote for between Ward, Flake, and Tutora. When asked if Flake should be renominated in 2018, an astounding 66 percent said that someone else should represent the Republican Party on the Senate ticket next year while just 22 percent said Flake should be renominated and 13 percent are undecided. Fifty-six percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate if President Donald Trump endorsed someone in the primary, while 19 percent said they would be less likely, and 25 percent said a Trump endorsement would make no difference.”
It doesn’t look good for the Flakester, particularly since President Trump has taken to bashing him on Twitter.
In fact, it seems that Flake has taken up a dangerous tact by opposing a President more popular in his own district than Flake himself:
“The survey also asked respondents about Trump’s criticism of Flake as ‘weak on borders, crime, and a non-factor in the Senate.’ It noted that Trump ‘wants to unseat Senator Flake in the Republican primary,’ and asked if that makes voters more or less likely to back Flake in 2018. In response, a solid majority—60 percent—said that Trump’s opposition to Flake’s reelection makes them less likely to support the senator, while only 21 percent said it makes them more likely to back Flake, and 19 percent said it makes no difference.”
Opposing President Trump’s wildly popular agenda, which took 30 of 50 states in the 2016 election and swept all four of the perennial swing states, has consistently been a retarded course of action for Republican elected officials.