We conducted a straw poll of the Republican Presidential Primary at the AZGOP yearly meeting. With a sample of over 100 GOP activists the results are clear. Arizona’s GOP faithful preferred Texas Senator Ted Cruz to Billionaire Donald Trump by a large margin. Cruz received over 56% of the vote, while Trump received over 25%. Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Ben Carson finished out the group who received votes.
“These results don’t align with any of the polling that’s been done at large”, said MCYRP President Chris Herring. It furthers the narrative that the long time grassroots activists may not be completely aligned with the Republican primary voters. Only time will tell.