Poll slightly better for Lincoln | Arkansas Blog

Friday, January 22, 2010

Poll slightly better for Lincoln

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Another day, another poll and more dreary results for U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Mason-Dixon, polling for Stephens Media, shows Lincoln in what the news article says was a statistical dead heat with a variety of Republican challengers.

What it means is that Lincoln only trails a couple of leading challengers by about 4 points. She actually finishes ahead of a couple of the lesser lights. But the numbers show her mired at an unwinnable level.

“The one constant number that runs through that whole group of questions is how Blanche Lincoln is stuck at about 40 percent,” said J. Brad Coker, managing partner of Mason-Dixon.

“If we stopped the game today and held the election even though nobody knows who all the Republicans are, I think she’d be hard-pressed to get 45 percent of the vote,” Coker said.

Good news for Lincoln, perhaps bad news for Democrats, is that the poll also shows she'd easily beat Bill Halter or Bob Johnson in the Democratic primary.

Here's more polling on name recognition/favorable feelings. Same old same old. Beebe high, nearly everyone else low. Lincoln slightly ahead of Obama on favorability index. (I assume you know that's not good.)

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