Two weeks ago, Brewer posted a 57% to 38% lead over Goddard. Since May, Brewer’s support has steadily risen from 52%, while Goddard’s has hovered in the 35% to 39% range.
The survey, taken Tuesday night, follows nearly a week of negative publicity surrounding Brewer’s debate performance and suggests that voters remain focused on the issues that divide the two candidates. Brewer remains a champion of the state’s law cracking down on illegal immigration despite a U.S. Justice Department challenge, and she maneuvered around Goddard to fight the new national health care bill in court. Goddard opposes the immigration law and supports the health care bill.