Deep discontent is driving the "yes" vote for Proposition 121, which would create a top-two primary. Its two-step process, long used by Arizona voters in local nonpartisan elections, lets all voters, regardless of party, vote in a single primary election. Voters narrow the list to the top two, who compete in the general election. Voters, not political parties, control access to the general election ballot.
A survey of 1,065 Arizona voters by 8Sages.com found that if the election were held today, Proposition 121 would win by 14 points. Independents, independent-minded Demo-crats and Republicans are giving the initiative a resounding lead (by 24, 29, and 15 points, respectively). Even strong Republicans favor it by 3 points, and it trails by one point among committed Democrats
Why such broad-based support?