No One Leading Race for Arizona Governor
For the second month in a row, pollsters have found that Arizonans don't really know who they'd like to see as their next governor.
In results released today, Public Policy Polling found the leader in the GOP primary to be "undecided," at 34 percent. The leading GOP candidate is Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who, at 20 percent support, is ahead of seven other Republican candidates.
All the GOP candidates were polled against presumptive Democratic candidate Fred DuVal, and there were no clear winners in any of those match-ups. A large chunk of people said they weren't sure.
Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks
TicketsTue., Nov. 1, 7:00pm
Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers
TicketsWed., Nov. 2, 7:00pm
Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators
TicketsThu., Nov. 3, 7:00pm
Arizona State University Sun Devils Hockey vs. University of Michigan
TicketsFri., Nov. 4, 7:05pm
For most of the candidates, Democrat and Republican, most voters didn't have an opinion either way. However, it's pretty clear there's one person a lot of people don't like -- disbarred and disgraced former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. While he had a decent amount of support compared to the other candidates, 29 percent of people said they have an "unfavorable" opinion of Thomas, which is easily the highest "unfavorable" rating of any candidate.
Bennett, who once had a brush with "birther" politics, had the second-highest "unfavorable" measure, at 24 percent. Republican Senator Al Melvin, now famous for his CNN interview on SB 1062 with Anderson Cooper, had the third-highest "unfavorable" rating, at 22 percent.
Nobody's "favorable" rating exceeded 15 percent.
On other topics in the poll, Democrat Felicia Rotellini had a lead of eight percentage points over Republican Tom Horne in the AG's race, although 22 percent said they weren't sure. No poll questions asked about Horne's primary challenger, Mark Brnovich.
Additionally, 72 percent of people said they supported Governor Jan Brewer's veto of SB 1062.
In another poll question, 49 percent said same-sex marriage should be legal in Arizona, and 41 percent said it shouldn't.
Click here for the complete results.
Got a tip? Send it to: Matthew Hendley.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.