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Friday, May 6, 2011

NEW: Arizona Poll Numbers On Brewer, Arpaio, McCain, Kyl, State Gun, Planned Parenthood; Disapproval of McCain Crosses 50%

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was easily re-elected last Fall; today, only two Senators have higher disapproval ratings than McCain.  Meanwhile, Governor Jan Brewer's approval ratings stayed nearly flat from January, even after vetoing a flurry of bills.  And, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to have a more favorable than unfavorable rating.
Public Policy Polling ("PPP") - an organization hired mainly by Democrats but which has noted to be one of the most accurate and unbiased pollsters - released the numbers, a couple of days after releasing portions of the poll dealing with the 2012 Senate and Presidential races.

Only 7 substantive questions in this portion of the poll results, so we will simply print them in their entirety below the jump. 

But, we will first note that the two Senators with lower approval ratings than McCain are close McCain friend Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and John Ensign (R-NV, just resigned).  However, not all of the states are polled, nor at the same time.

The pollsters surveyed 623 Arizonans, had a 3.9% margin of error, and did not try to limit its automated poll to registered or likely voters.  Conventional wisdom is that such polls are more likely to lean towards Democratic candidates.  The poll was not paid for by any candidate or political organization.  (Note: I have asked PPP to confirm whether or not they try to reach registered voters and/or screen the respondents for the likelihood of voting.)

Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Jan Brewer’s job performance?


46%Approve................. 9%Not sure ................

45%Disapprove............

Q2 Do you think Jan Brewer is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

10%Too liberal.............. 45%About right.............

40%Too conservative ... 5%Not sure ................

Q3 Do you approve or disapprove of Senator John McCain’s job performance?

34%Approve ..........................................................

53%Disapprove......................................................

13%Not sure ..........................................................

Q4 Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Jon Kyl's job performance?

42%Approve .................. 13%Not sure ..................

46%Disapprove..............

Q5 Do you think that Arizona should adopt an official state gun or not?

20%Arizona should have an official state gun........

60%Should not.......................................................

20%Not sure ..........................................................

Q6 Do you support or oppose barring all federal funding for Planned Parenthood?

35%Support ...........................................................

51%Oppose ...........................................................

13%Not sure ..........................................................

Q7 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Joe Arpaio?

49%Favorable........................................................

42%Unfavorable ....................................................

9%Not sure ..........................................................

 
 
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