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The Choice of Arkansas Democrats May Not Matter That Much


The Arkansas Democratic Senate runoff: The race to be the one who loses to John Boozman in a landslide!

At last, right now:

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas, taken Wednesday night, shows Boozman, the winner of Tuesday’s state GOP Primary, with 66% support in a match-up with Senator Blanche Lincoln. The Democratic incumbent picks up just 28% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

If Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is his opponent, Boozman, currently the state’s only GOP congressman, earns 60% of the vote to the Democrat’s 33%. Four percent (4%) like someone else in the race, and three percent (3%) remain undecided.

A Senate landslide would only help GOP candidates in Marion Berry’s open-seat race, Vic Snyder’s open-seat race, and the uphill climb to knock off Mike Ross.

Tags: Bill Halter , Blanche Lincoln , John Boozman


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