Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rasmussen: Brewer Takes Big Lead in GOP Primary

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Rasmussen tells us that that Gov. Jan Brewer has taken big lead over her GOP rivals, all of whom opposed the tax hike that passed with 64 percent of the vote:

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, following her signing and passionate defense of the state’s new immigration law, now claims 45% of the vote in the state’s Republican Primary field. That’s a 19-point gain from a month ago and puts her well ahead of all her challengers.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary Voters in Arizona shows State Treasurer Dean Martin and businessman Buz Mills each attracting 18% support. Former state Republican Party Chairman John Munger trails with three percent (3%). Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.

Just last month, Brewer held a modest lead with 26% of the primary vote, followed by Mills at 18%, Munger at 14% and Martin with 12%. Twenty-four percent (24%) were undecided.

Speaking of Rasmussen: Daily Kos has harsh words for the company:

You see, the thing about Rasmussen is that he cares only about setting the narrative that Democrats are doomed. And it's hard to build those narratives if you screw up polling actual elections.

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