Terry Goddard Declares "Surge" in Polls -- Based on Polling Numbers From One Congressional District

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, the Democratic candidate for governor, is beaming today after the results of a new poll were released showing he's narrowed the gap in the polls separating him and his GOP opponent, Governor Jan Brewer.

According to the latest poll, Brewer now only leads Goddard by seven points, 52 percent to 45 percent. That "surge" -- as Goddard's campaign is calling it -- is only polling data from one, "more-Conservative" Congressional district, not the entire state.

Either way, Terry's lovin' it.

"It's encouraging because it shows tremendous movement, and it shows that voters are listening and responding to the real story of how badly Jan Brewer has failed this state," Goddard says.

Not really -- it was one district -- but OK.

Not to mention, the poll was conducted on behalf of Project New West, a left-leaning advocacy group for western states.

Unfortunately for Goddard, aside from those numbers only representing a single Congressional district, this poll is about as reliable as a Rasmussen poll released two weeks ago -- which we also took with a healthy serving of salt -- showing very different results.

According to the Rasmussen poll, Brewer leads Goddard with 60 percent of the vote to Goddard's 38 percent -- and that was almost immediately following Jan's epic brain fart during the gubernatorial debate.

A similar poll conducted prior to Jan's moment of silence showed Brewer leading the race with 57 percent to Goddard's 38 percent.

For anyone not keeping score, according to Rasmussen, Jan's less-than-stellar performance in the debate actually helped her poll numbers.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.