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Indivisible Flash Poll of Supporters: 94% Support Primary Challenge to Sinema If She Votes Against Fixing the Filibuster and Passing Voting Rights

WASHINGTON -

Today, Indivisible sent a “flash poll” by text message to Arizona Indivisible activists asking if they’d support a Democratic primary challenger to Senator Sinema in 2024, if she does not support fixing the filibuster and passing voting rights.

Text Sent to Activists via SMS: 

“If Sen. Sinema votes no on fixing the filibuster & passing voting rights, would you support a Democratic primary challenge to her in 2024?”

Sample and Methodology:

This SMS survey (n=723) was conducted on January 18, 2022 in Arizona. Surveys were conducted through automated text messages to cell phones. The sample included 4,656 Indivisible members who live in Arizona and had opted in to receive text messages. The response rate was 15.5% and the margin of sampling error is +/- 1.7 percentage points.

In 2018, Indivisibles helped Senator Sinema win by a narrow margin in a tight race by hosting 2500+ events like fundraisers, phone banks, and canvasses, making 741,600+ voter outreach attempts, and working on a statewide accountability team that helped shift the public narrative against Republican opponent Martha McSally through LTEs, social media, commercials, and more. For more: Huffington Post—“Kyrsten Sinema Faces Backlash From Arizona Democrats For Pro-Filibuster Stance”

Since 2021, Arizonans have been calling on Sinema to eliminate the filibuster and pass democracy reform. Despite the Senator’s refusal to host a single town hall or have a meeting with activists, Indivisibles have been trying to get through to her with rallies, light brigades, car caravan protests, letters to the editor, and social media. 

After a year of demonstrations and activist pressure, fed up constituents and voters who helped elect Sinema are starting conversations around finding a Democratic primary challenger to Sinema after her failure to represent Arizonans and follow through on her campaign promises.

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