Az Gov Race: Martin & Brewer in Dead Heat in GOP Primary

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Some new numbers in the Arizona governor's race from Rasmussen Reports:

Governor Jan Brewer is now running almost even with her leading challenger, State Treasurer Dean Martin, in Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the state finds Martin barely leading Brewer 31% to 29%. But 20% remain undecided.

Former state GOP Chairman John Munger captures seven percent (7%) of the vote, while Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker, who dropped out of the governor’s race last week to run for Congress, earns five percent (5%) support. Eight percent (8%) of primary voters prefer some other candidate.

In the general election:

State Treasurer Dean Martin for now looks like the Republican who’s offering the biggest challenge to likely Democratic candidate Terry Goddard in Arizona’s race for governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Arizona voters finds Martin with a nine-point lead over Goddard, 44% to 35%. In November, the race was a toss-up, with Goddard up by two. Given this match-up, six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

However, incumbent Governor Jan Brewer has improved her position as well. She has pulled to within two points of Goddard and trails just 43% to 41%. In the previous survey, the Democrat had a nine-point lead over the governor, 44% to 35%. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.

Both Republicans hold double-digit leads on Goddard among male voters. Goddard leads Brewer by 17 points but breaks even with Martin among female voters.

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