Making sense of Arizona presidential polls

The Arizona Republic's Megan Cassidy explains the latest legal developments in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's two federal court cases. Disclosure: Arpaio's election opponent, Democrat Paul Penzone, worked as an on-air law enforcement for 12 News before he ran for

On this weekend’s “Sunday Square Off” we take a closer look at:

Do you believe the polls? Polling expert Michael O’Neil, of Tempe-based O’Neil Associates, breaks down what makes for a good poll or a bad poll, and explains whether the Arizona polls in the presidential race make sense.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s legal problems: The sheriff was formally charged with criminal contempt last week and then entered a plea of not guilty. He also sought to remove the federal judge overseeing his racial-profiling case.

The Arizona Republic’s Megan Cassidy explains what the charge means, why Arpaio wants the judge tossed and whether taxpayers are footing the bill for that piece of the case.

Disclosure: Arpaio’s election opponent, Democrat Paul Penzone, worked as an on-air law enforcement for 12 News before he ran for sheriff.

Bizarre twist on CorpComm race: Two years ago, APS spent large, undisclosed amounts of ‘dark money’ to get the regulators it wanted elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission. Now the state’s largest utility is publicly disclosing millions in last-minute spending in the 2016 election.

Meantime, solar interests that have opposed APS say they don’t have to report their own spending. What’s going on? 

Reporters Rachel Leingang, of Arizona Capitol Times, and Evan Wyloge, of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, explain it all. 

“Sunday Square Off” airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News.

Closer look at latest Arpaio legal developments

The Arizona Republic’s Megan Cassidy explains the latest legal developments in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's two federal court cases. Disclosure: Arpaio’s election opponent, Democrat Paul Penzone, worked as an
on-air law enforcement for 12 News before he ran for sheriff.

Bizarre twist in CorpComm race

Reporters Rachel Leingang, of Arizona Capitol Times, and Evan Wyloge, of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, explain why APS is now publicly disclosing its spending to get the regulators it wants on the body that regulates APS, the Arizona Corporation Commission. Meantime, solar interests say they don’t have to report their own spending. 

Do you believe the polls?

Polling expert Michael O’Neil, of Tempe-based O’Neil Associates, breaks down what makes for a good poll or a bad poll.

Making sense of Arizona polls in presidential race

Polling expert Michael O’Neil, of Tempe-based O’Neil Associates, explains whether the Arizona polls in the presidential race make sense.

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