Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Poll: Blanche Lincoln down 23 points in Arkansas

That's an indication Arkansas just doesn't want to send another Democrat to Washington this year, at least at this point nine months before the election. Obama's at a 38/58 negative approval rating in the state, its voters are opposed to his health care plan by a 30/61 margin, and only 27% approve of the job Congressional Democrats are doing to 63% who disapprove. The Congressional GOP is not a whole lot more popular at a 29/55 approval spread, but continuing a trend we're finding everywhere we poll more than a quarter of voters in the state disapprove of both parties and they're going for Boozman over Lincoln by a 67-18 margin. If you hate everyone, you tend to 'throw the bums out' at least in hopes that things will change.

It's going to be a tough year for Democrats in Arkansas. Marion Berry and Vic Snyder already saw the writing on the wall and got out of there. Many would like to see Lincoln do the same, but it's clear that Lincoln or no Lincoln this is going to be a very tough hold for Democrats.