In a recent poll, over 88% of Democrats and Independents disapproved or strongly disapproved of Congressman Raul Grijalva’s performance as their congressman. The poll, in which the majority of respondents identified themselves as democrats, was commissioned by Arizona Strategies.
Grijalva called for a boycott of Arizona in his protest of immigration law passed by the state’s legislature. He struggled to secure a win in his last race for Congress against Republican opponent, Ruth McClung.
This time around, Grijalva’s Republican challenger, popular conservative activist Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, has spent a great deal of time travelling around the district developing a wide base of support including that from Democrats and Independents.
When asked by pollsters, which candidate voters favored between his new Republican opponent Gabriela Saucedo Mercer and Grijalva, 61% of Democrats and Independents choose Saucedo Mercer.
“The congressman turned his back on the people of Arizona. Rather than working with them on the difficult issues facing our region, he called for a boycott. At a time when other representatives were fighting to bring jobs back home to their states, Grijalva was destroying jobs in our state. When I get to the Capitol, I will work to create policies that will allow small business owners to put America and Arizona back to work,” said Saucedo Mercer.
Saucedo Mercer is moving into her new south side Tucson campaign headquarters this week.