Do the Right Thing

Does it pay to be a politician who is in line with the mainstream? It's paying off nicely for some, like Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who is doing great in her reelection bid.

Brewer, the runaway leader in her own party’s primary contest, is now leading Goddard, the unchallenged Democratic candidate for governor, by 18 points in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the governor’s race.
The skyrocketing ratings have come since Brewer threw her support behind the bill that would become the new, controversial, Arizona immigration law.
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Likely Voters in the state support Brewer, while Goddard earns 35% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) remain undecided.
In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal is offering the leadership on the oil crisis that the President is refusing to provide.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Louisiana voters now approve of the job being done by Governor Bobby Jindal, a 10-point jump from April for the already–popular chief executive.
Nationally, it is the GOP that voters favor.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 38% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.  Support for GOP candidates held steady from last week while support for Democrats inched up two points.
It is independents who decide elections today. And who do independents support?
While solid majorities of Democrats and Republicans support the candidates of their respective party, voters not affiliated with either major party prefer the Republican candidate by a 44% to 24% margin.