Though the new immigration law she signed has led to criticism of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) around the world, a new poll from Rasmussen taken since the bill was signed shows that many people in her state are nothing but appreciative.
Brewer’s job approval rating stands at 56% in the poll, a huge bounce from the last Rasmussen poll taken two weeks ago. That poll showed Brewer with a 40% approval rating.
Previous polling shows Brewer’s approval rating well below the new Rasmussen numbers. The TPM Poll Average (including the new Rasmussen poll) shows Brewer with an approval rating of 46.3% and a disapproval rating of 43.4.Brewer, who took over Arizona’s top job after Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) left to join the Obama administration, has to get through a crowded Aug. 24 Republican primary before she can face the likely Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Terry Goddard.
Today’s Rasmussen poll shows Brewer leading Goddard by a margin of 48-40, which is also a different picture than past polling has shown. The TPM Poll Average for that contest shows Brewer and Goddard essentially locked in a dead heat, with Brewer ahead by a margin of 44.8-42.6.