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John Boozman Far Ahead of Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas Senate Race

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Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln narrowly escaped defeat in a primary and then again in a runoff, but there's nothing narrow about the margin that four-term Republican Rep. John Boozman has over Lincoln in her bid for re-election, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Aug. 18.

Boozman, who won his primary outright, leads Lincoln by 65 percent to 27 percent with 4 percent preferring some other candidate and 3 percent undecided. That ties the largest margin (38 points) he enjoyed in seven previous Rasmussen match-ups dating back to February. The closest Lincoln ever came was last March when Boozman led 48 percent to 39 percent.

Lincoln made it this far by turning back a primary challenge in May from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter by two points and then defeating him in a June run-off by a bare four points.
Blanche Lincoln, John Boozman
Boozman is seen favorably by 67 percent of voters and unfavorably by 26 percent, with 7 percent not sure. Lincoln is regarded unfavorably by 63 percent and favorably by 34 percent, with 3 percent not sure. A whopping 38 percent see her "very" unfavorably -- more than three times the number in that category for Boozman.

Fifty-five percent of voters regard Boozman's view as "mainstream" compared to 37 percent for Lincoln. A majority of the voters classify her as a liberal and 46 percent put her views outside the mainstream, double the number who see Boozman that way.

Lincoln's problems don't stop there. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats support her in the race compared to 89 percent of Republicans who back Boozman. Boozman leads her among unaffiliated voters by more than 8-to-1. (Unlike some other pollsters, Rasmussen does not say what size the party identification samples are).

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tidavis58

John has been a good U.S.Representative for the 3rd District of Arkansas and I look forward to voting for him as our next U.S. Senator in November. One thing about Boozman is that he will respond back to his constituents when contacted, something lost on Lincoln.

August 20 2010 at 11:40 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
enrickue

One more thing, as far as these "polls" go, I for one have NEVER been called and asked my opinion on any politicians in my life. On another note, it is a fact that the media (Drake) influences voting by at least 5% depending upon their slant, which of course, for Drake it is to the left, as it is for about 90% of all journalists. So that having been said, if you've paid any attention to the responses on any political topics on this site, a vast majority of the responses tend to weigh HEAVILY to the conservative side, many responses with a 3 to 1 majority. If this is indicative of how people feel presently, then I'd say that many of these so called close races are in fact a wash benefiting the conservative candidate. I have every reason to believe that the ship will be righted come November.

August 20 2010 at 8:50 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
greatqb44

She gave it up for the health care bill....hope it was worth it

August 20 2010 at 7:10 PM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply
mbronx43

I have met and followed John Boozman. I live in New Mexico and think he is a good member of Congress

August 20 2010 at 6:41 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
jotarh2o

1 down, now get rid of Ben Nelson....

August 20 2010 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +19 rate up rate down Reply

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