The push-button poll of 600 likely GOP primary voters was taken April 11-12 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.1%. Nearly 3/4 of the respondents classified themselves as "Tea Party Republicans" (40.2%) or "Strong Republicans" (33.7%). (Both the polling memo and the toplines are re-published below the jump.)
The pollster ("the polling company") states that "this is not simply 'trouble with the Tea Party' or 'far right angst'. Senator McCain struggles at various levels with Republicans across the ideological spectrum." However, more "Strong Republicans" actually answered that they would re-elect McCain (48.5%-43.1%). "Tea Party Republicans" would throw him out, 83.8%-10.8%.
Of course, Brewer is not running for re-election this year. McCain has hinted that he might run for a 6th 6-year term in the Senate; he would turn 80 right around the time of what would likely be a hotly-contested GOP primary.
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