Blanche Lincoln is history in Arkansas …
The 2010 midterm elections are still about seven months away; however, it might actually be time to call the Senate race in Arkansas. It sounds premature, but incumbent Democrat Blanche Lincoln is in serious trouble and losing ground in the polls to her GOP opponents.
According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, pretty much every Republican challenger for the Arkansas US Senate seat is polling over 50%, while Democrat Lincoln is in the mid 30′s.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Arkansas, where opposition to the national health care plan is even higher than it is nationally, finds both Democrats stuck in the mid-30s. This suggests that the race continues to be more anti-Democrat in tone than pro-Republican.
Congressman John Boozman, State Senate Republican leader Kim Hendren, State Senator Gilbert Baker and former State Senator Jim Holt all earn 51% of the vote against Lincoln. She in turn picks up 36% support against three of the GOP hopefuls and 35% when matched against Holt.
A fifth Republican, businessman Curtis Coleman, leads Lincoln 48% to 36%.
Say what you will, the minute the polls close election eve, this race will be called and Republicans will have a pick up in the US Senate.