Stick a fork in Democrat incumbent US Senator Blanche Lincoln from Arkansas, she is done.
In the most recent Rasmussen poll, Republican candidate John Boozman has a 61% to 32%lead over the incumbent Democrat Blanche Lincoln. OUCH! With 135 days to go until the November 2, 2010 midterm elections, we are going to go out on a limb and call this race for Boozman and the Republicans.
Republican John Boozman now holds a near two-to-one lead over Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state.
Boozman earns 61% of the vote, while Lincoln, coming off her Democratic Primary runoff win last week, picks up 32% support. Four percent (4%) favor some other candidate in the race, while just three percent (3%) remain undecided.
Lincoln, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, was reelected in 2004 with 56% of the vote. But she has been struggling politically at home since late last year following her procedural vote that kept the national health care bill alive in the Senate.
Blanche Lincoln can take solace in that she beat back the liberal LEFT and Unions of the Democrat party in her recent victory in the run off election against Bill Halter for the Democrat primary; however, she is toast in the general election. Blanche Lincoln’s days are numbered in the US Senate and this will represent a net one pickup for the GOP this November. Lincoln’s vote for health care, Barack Obama and Obama’s liberal agenda in a Republican state liek Arkansas have all but ended Lincoln’s political career.
- Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters in the state now favor repeal of the health care bill, while 30% oppose repeal. This includes 57% who Strongly Favor repeal and 20% who are Strongly Opposed.
- Sixty-five percent (65%) of Arkansas voters favor offshore oil drilling, well above findings nationally. But 73% agree that the ongoing Gulf oil leak will have a devastating or major long-term impact on the environment.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) rate President Obama’s handling of the war in Afghanistan as good or excellent.
- Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters in the state now approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 61% disapprove.
What do we call the Arkansas Senate election race … a good start. The end result in Arkansas, a GOP US Senate pickup in November, 2010 … 9 more to go.