This article presents an unbiased comparison of the political positions and policies of Jeff Flake and Richard Carmona, candidates for the 2012 senate election in Arizona.

Flake defeated Carmona and won the election.

Comparison chart

Jeff Flake

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Jeff Flake

Richard Carmona

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Richard Carmona
Biography Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Arizona; incumbent member of the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Arizona; former U.S. Surgeon General
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Economic Policy

Social Security

Tax Policy

Social Issues

Abortion

Congressional Ethics

Immigration

Education

Civil Liberties and Homeland Security

Healthcare Policy

Energy Policy

Foreign Policy

Iran

Debates

In the first debate, Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake debated with each other and with Libertarian Marc Victor on October 10, 2012. The debate was hosted by Arizona Horizon. The full video is presented below:

The second debate was held on October 16 and saw both candidates attacking each other and claiming that their opponent was unfit for elected office.

Flake vs Carmona in Opinion Polls

Poll source Date(s) administered Richard Carmona (D) Jeff Flake (R)
Rocky Mountain Poll October 4–10, 2012 44% 40%
Public Policy Polling October 1–3, 2012 45% 43%
Rasmussen Reports September 25, 2012 41% 47%
LCV/Public Policy Polling September 7–9, 2012 43% 44%
LCV/Public Policy Polling July 23–25, 2012 38% 38%
Rasmussen Reports June 26, 2012 31% 47%
Public Policy Polling June 4–5, 2012 41% 43%
Public Policy Polling May 17–20, 2012 35% 48%
Magellan Strategies April 30–May 2, 2012 40% 44%
Rasmussen Reports Mar. 13, 2012 34% 47%
NBC News/Marist Feb. 19–20, 2012 29% 42%
Public Policy Polling Feb. 17–19, 2012 35% 46%
Public Policy Polling Nov. 17–20, 2011 36% 40%

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