Undecided Republican Voters Blast “Extreme” “Nutjob” Kari Lake

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry, Jberry@azdem.org



Undecided Republican Voters Blast “Extreme” “Nutjob” Kari Lake

Republican strategist shares key findings from focus group

PHOENIX — In case you missed it, even Republican voters are abandoning Kari Lake for her extreme and out-of-touch views. During a recent interview with 12 News, The Bulwark publisher and Republican strategist Sarah Longwell talked about her recent focus group with key undecided voters who labeled Kari Lake as a “nutjob” and “extreme.”


In the segment, GrubHub delivery driver Nick said, “Lake just seems extreme.” Steven, a Costco contractor, called Lake a “brown-nosing MAGA Trumper” and said he “could not stand election deniers.”


“It’s no surprise Kari Lake is too extreme for voters of her own party,” Arizona Democratic Party spokeswoman Josselyn Berry said. “From her disaster of an economic plan to vowing to take away our reproductive freedoms and refusing to uphold the will of the voters, Lake is too out of touch for Arizona. Unlike some other GOP candidates who’ve tried wooing voters in the center, Lake has placed herself in the furthest right corner for her entire campaign and with mere weeks left has still failed to unify her own party because of her dangerous fringe views.” 


Lake has failed to garner local Republican support for her campaign, instead relying solely on out-of-state extremists like Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Other high level Republicans are defecting from Lake. Even former Arizona governor Jan Brewer again remarked that she hasn’t decided if she’ll vote for Kari Lake on the Gaydos and Chad Show, saying that Kari Lake continues to snub the former Republican governor. Instead, Hobbs and Brewer sat down to meet over lunch.  In contrast, an ever growing list of Arizona Republicans are putting country over party to elect Katie Hobbs as the next governor. And everyday, more Republicans are speaking out about their support for Hobbs. 


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