by Jim Nintzel
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.
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.