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AR: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 2/1)

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Rasmussen
2/1/10; 500 likely voters, 4.55 margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Arkansas

2010 Senate
Hendren (R) 51%, Lincoln (D) 35%
Baker (R) 52%, Lincoln (D) 33%
Coleman (R) 50%, Lincoln (D) 34%
Cox (R) 50%, Lincoln (D) 36%
Boozman (R) 54%, Lincoln (D) 35%

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 33 / 66
Gov. Beebe: 73 / 24

Favorable / Unfavorable
Kim Hendren: 35 / 19
Blanche Lincoln: 36 / 59
Gilbert Baker: 40 / 22
Curtis Coleman: 39 / 19
Tom Cox: 36 / 22
John Boozman: 51 / 24

 

Comments
StatyPolly:

Buh-Bye Blanche.

Losing by at least 14% to each of the five GOPers..

Not good news for her.

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Stillow:

She signed her execution papers when she voted yes on HCR.....had she listened to the voters in her state she'd be in much better shape.

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CUWriter:

Absolutely deep fried to a crackle-crisp. Lincoln is done, and only a switch from governor to senate by Beebe could possible save this seat for the Dems as noted by the other poll which showed the Lt. Gov well behind as well.

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Xenobion:

She was as unpopular before. Don't fool yourself.

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StatyPolly:

Sorry, X, but I have to go with Stillow on this one.

She may have been unpopular before, but had she had the stones to go against her party and voted "NO" on HCR, she would have become the darling of majority of her state voters, as well as gotten tons of support across the country.

They'd be polling on how she's measuring up against Barack in 2012 primary now.

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Farleftandproud:

This is worse than Harry Reid. AR re-elected her when they also voted for George Bush. Dems have to convince her to not seek re-election. Meanwhile she can not vote for healthcare and a much better bill will pass through reconciliation. Arkansas can opt out of the public option and in another 30 years, you'll have 40 percent of the population uninsured.

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Farleftandproud:

What happened to AR? 33 percent approval? Obama's approval is higher in OK and Texas even. Obama had the highest approval in NC of any southern state.

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Stillow:

farleft - Get off the reconciliation bandwagon, its not going to happpen. HCR as you know it is dead.

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Xenobion:

Being a Pariah in your own party does not get you re-elected. I thought you guys were tired of "mavericks" lol

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Farleftandproud:

If HCR doesn't happen soon, America will become a sea of anarchy. We will be unsustainable. Lincoln should spend her last months being as progressive as possible, so she can be vindicated years from now.

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Stillow:

farleft- Seriously, where do you get this stuff? G'ment takeoever of HC has been defeated for a 100 years and the country is still here....we are doing just fine still...no anarchy in the streets. What is unsustainable is all the spending coming out of Washington. Entitlement programs are breaking the backbone of this country....

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Cyril Washbrook:

@Stillow:
(1) Name the big new government-run health care program being created by the health reform bills. Here's a clue: you won't be able to, because there is no government takeover. In fact: these reforms are based around making the biggest expansion to the private health insurance market since World War II and the years immediately after.
(2) You seem quite pleased with the status quo. I find this odd, given that you claim to be a libertarian: are you happy that America is spending 17% of its GDP on health care, even while failing to insure nearly 50 million of its citizens? I could accept if you opposed this reform bill for specific reasons relating to implementation or the nature of particular provisions - but it's quite clear that your overriding passion is just defeating any and every health reform that comes before the Congress. Any thoughts of alternative plans are just afterthoughts designed to add a barely visible veil of respectability to an unsustainable argument. I'm no raging liberal warrior: but I am a political observer who has been brought up in a country where health care and health insurance are better managed, cheaper and give wider coverage at a high quality.

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Stillow:

Cyril Washbrook:

1. First, get your facts right, its not 50 million unisnured...its about 15 million. I do not count those who can afford it and choose not to purhcase it, nor do I count illegal immigrants.

2. The takeover is thru mass regulation. Once g'ment dictates certain terms to private carriers and forces them to cover people, its a very small step to actually controlling those company's, then another small step to doing away with them in favor of a g'ment run option.

There is no higheer quality care anywhere in the world than what you find in this country. Despite liberal claims of how glorious foreign systems are, they are awful.

The status quo? Nope, but this HCR was garbage....a majoirty of america feels the same way...it was a partisan hack of a bill with hge giveaways to entities like unions it was full of speical deals and bribes, etc.

Real reform has tort changes, hsa expansions, the ability to pool together and buy across state lines.........hte list goes on and on on ways you can reduce costs, but you lefties are more intrested in taking the system over.

It hasn't worked i nthe past, it didn't work now. 85 percent of americans like there coverage just fine. Can you name me something else that 85 percent of americans agree on????????????????????????????

You don't destory the best health care system o nthe planet to help 15 million people. You find ways to help those 15 million within the current system.

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Aaron_in_TX:

"85 percent of americans like there coverage just fine. "

Yup! I bet 85% or more of Toyota owners liked their cars just fine. That is, until they heard they might be unsafe. Now even people who have driven Toyotas for years aren't so big on them.

Of course people are happy with their coverage until it doesn't work for them. Then they become very unhappy and also become trampled under the feet of the majority that is still happy.

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Stillow:

aaron - you wi nthe blue ribbon for the lamest comparison today.....desperation is making you libes get a little kooky isnt it?

Watching your socialist utopian dreams fall apart must be hard to cope with.

Not sure where you libs ge the idea that g'ment is so great, it runs things better and costs less.....hmmmmm, perhaps its a simply insanity?

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Aaron_in_TX:

I think it can safely be said that if someone's insurance fails to cover their pre-existing condition, they will not happy with their coverage.

But this only happens to people when they get seriously ill, which is a minority of people.

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Farleftandproud:

85 percent of Americans may indeed like their coverage, but with some practical insurance reform could give them more of a choice and with greater competition and a sliding scale of lower income people with lower premiums, they may like something a lot more affordable way better.

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