CNN reports. A Fox News poll released this week showed Oz — who has Donald Trump’s endorsement — with support from 22 percent of respondents, McCormick with 20 percent, and Barnette with 19 percent.
A few other candidates had single-digit support, while 18 percent of respondents were undecided.“Even though Oz got Trump’s endorsement, Barnette has more momentum,” pollster Chris Anderson told Fox. “Her support doubled in two months, her supporters are the most interested, and her negatives are much lower than Oz or McCormick.”The primary is next Tuesday.But some Republicans are worried that her history of hateful comments makes her a less-than-desirable candidate, likely to lose in November’s general election.
A CNN KFile report has documented many of her statements.Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled for nationwide marriage equality in 2015, Barnette denounced same-sex relationships. “Two men sleeping together, two men holding hands, two men caressing, that is not normal,” she said on her radio show, Truth Exchange, according to KFile.