New Arkansas polling: Pryor leads Cotton 43-42; Hutchinson leads Ross 46-38 | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Arkansas polling: Pryor leads Cotton 43-42; Hutchinson leads Ross 46-38

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click to enlarge ON TOP: New poll gives Asa Hutchinson the lead in governor's race.
  • ON TOP: New poll gives Asa Hutchinson the lead in governor's race.
Public Policy Polling, a Democratic automated polling firm, has new results in key Arkansas races and it will be a little hard for Republicans to mount their usual attack on PPP numbers as biased toward Democrats.

The poll has U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor up by 1 point, 43-42, or a virtual tie, over Republican opponent Tom Cotton. The same poll also shows Republican Asa Hutchinson leading Democrat Mike Ross in a gubernatorial matchup by a margin of 46-38. It shows Hutchinson with a hefty lead, 62-23, over Republican primary opponent Curtis Coleman.

Recent polls have given Pryor more of an edge and showed the Hutchinson-Ross race closer.

Other results: Tim Griffin leads the GOP primary race for lieutenant governor and starts in horse-race pollling against Democratic candidate John Burkhalter with a 39-30 advantage.

PPP polled land commissioner because of a Libertarian candidate named Elvis Presley in the race. That name was good for a 17 percent vote, with incumbent Republican John Thurston at 28 and Democrat Mark Robertson at 27. This is no joke. A big vote for the Libertarian puts the seat more in play for Democrats.

Full poll results here. Highlights:

* UNFAVORABLE: The disapprovals outweigh approvals for both Mark Pryor (38-46) and Tom Cotton (37-42).

* FAVORABLE: Big majority still happy with Mike Beebe (62-22). 

* MIDDLING: John Boozman's favorable/unfavorable (38-30)

The poll had more women than men respondents and more self-identified Democrats than Republicans, but conservatives were the biggest group and most recent polling has shown self-identified independents trend Republican.


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