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AR - Sen: Snap Poll Gives Halter Lead
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AR-Sen: Snap Poll Gives Halter Lead
By: David Dayen Thursday May 20, 2010 /

I tend to agree with the position that anti-Lincoln votes in the first-round primary on Tuesday wont morph into pro-Lincoln votes in the runoff. I also believe that its harder to get voters for an incumbent excited to vote for them the second time in three weeks. Therefore I see Bill Halter with a slight advantage in the runoff, though you never can tell in a low-turnout election. But the first poll released since Election Day has Halter on top:

Last night DFA commissioned a poll from Research 2000 to see why Democratic voters went to the polls in Arkansas yesterday.

Here is what we found: Democrats in Arkansas want someone who will stand up for them, not stand with corporate lobbyists in DC. And, Bill Halter is ahead in the run-off 48-46.

Democrats in Arkansas believe Blanche Lincoln is on the side of lobbyists, not their side.
46% say she is more on the side of lobbyists, 42% believe she is on their side.
35% of Democratic voters believe Halter is on their side; only 14% believe he is more on the side of lobbyists.

Democrats in Arkansas want Democrats in Washington to fight harder against corporate special interests like Wall Street and Insurance Companies.
53% said they dont think Democrats in Washington are fighting hard enough against special interests.
68% of Democrats say they would vote for a candidate who supports regulating Wall St over decreasing government spending.
68% prefer candidates supported by progressive Democratic groups over Wall St. special interests.

This is a partisan poll with a house effect, but it basically shows what the polls showed on May 19 a close race with some sentiment breaking against the incumbent for her specific sins.

The Arkansas Election Line, a conglomeration of news sites in the state, now rates the race Lean Halter


Let's hope this holds for the June election! :applause:


This was the final vote tally if anyone was interested:

Counties Reporting: 75 of 75 - 100%
Counties Certified: 17 of 75 - 23%
Polling Locations Reporting: 1775 of 1819 - 98%
Last Update: Fri May 21st, 2010 4:25 PM

U.S. Senate - Democrat Candidate

Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter (Democrat) 139,324 42.50%
U.S. Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (Democrat) 145,958 44.52%
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