Polling reported in Democratic Senate primary; includes Bill Halter | Arkansas Blog

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Polling reported in Democratic Senate primary; includes Bill Halter

Posted By on Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 7:08 AM

click to enlarge MENTIONED IN POLL: Bill Haler's name came up as a potential candidate in telephone polling this week. If he's behind it, he hasn't said. This image is from a Facebook page inactive for several years.
  • MENTIONED IN POLL: Bill Haler's name came up as a potential candidate in telephone polling this week. If he's behind it, he hasn't said. This image is from a Facebook page inactive for several years.
A friend reports an automated poll Thursday night, relating to one announced and perhaps another potential Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

The questions asked a preference between Conner Eldridge, the only announced Democratic candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman, and former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, defeated narrowly by then-Sen. Blanche Lincoln in a Democratic primary in 2010. Lincoln was then defeated by Boozman.

Questions were of the "push" variety. Could Eldridge be viewed as a small businessman having held a highly paid job in his father-in-law's bank? It also asked about Eldridge's stated opposition to abortion. The survey also asked about Halter as a Clinton appointee and Social Security administrator.

My correspondent didn't mention if questions included any about the Arkansas lottery, which owes its existence to championing by Halter. It hasn't achieved revenue targets he predicted, though he's been critical of the implementation.

No way to knowif this call is a prelude to anything. Halter hasn't made any public pronouncements of late. Time is running short. Filing for office closes at noon Monday.

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