The media has been claiming for two years that the only way the Republican Party will survive is if its members break from Donald Trump.
One RINO Senator took their advice.
And now he just saw a poll that is the final nail in the coffin of his career.
Arizona’s Jeff Flake is one of the premiere #NeverTrump Republicans.
He’s being challenged by pro-Trump conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in the GOP primary.
But a new JMC Analytics poll found Ward blowing Flake out by a 47-21 percent margin.
“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.
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.”
Flake repeatedly criticized Trump during the campaign and went so far as to vote for liberal third party candidate Evan McMullin even though his home state of Arizona was considered a battleground.
The media heaped praise upon Flake and often referred to him as a “principled conservative.”
To the media, “principled conservative” are Republicans like Flake who trash Trump, support amnesty and other left-wing causes.
But these members of the media are leftists who are just trying to goad Republicans into abandoning conservatism and agree with everything the Democrats propose.
They want a Washington Generals version of the Republican Party that exists only as token opposition that rolls over and dies for the left.
But Republican voters want something else.
They want Republicans who will defend their values and give no quarter in the battle to save America.
Flake took comfort in the warm embrace of liberal journalists in their shared hatred of Trump.
But Flake forgot one thing.
Liberal media members don’t vote in GOP primaries.
And it looks to be a career-ending mistake.