by Jim Nintzel
Rasmussen puts Democrat Terry Goddard at a disadvantage against his potential Republican opponents in this year's gubernatorial race:
Now Brewer, who became governor when Janet Napolitano moved to Washington to be secretary of Homeland Security and has been plagued with severe budget problems ever since, earns 44% to Goddard’s 40%. A month ago, Goddard posted a 45% to 36% lead over the governor. were virtually tied in January.
State Treasurer Dean Martin is still the biggest votegetter, with 47% support to Goddard’s 34%.
Goddard earns 37% of the vote against businessman Buz Mills and former Arizona Republican Party Chairman John Munger. Mills and Munger, in turn, pick up 46% and 44% support, respectively.
Last month, only Martin and Mills managed to draw greater support than Goddard from likely Arizona voters.