Roby Brock at Talk Business fires up his magical mystical polling machine yet again for a slew of questions on political and public affairs matters in Arkansas.
Among the top-line results: A notable degradation in Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s numbers from the last Talk Business survey in July. Lincoln’s latest numbers, per Roby, show 46 percent of Arkansans expressing an unfavorable opinion of the senior senator and 42 percent favorable.
Looks as if President Barack Obama, with 59 percent of Arkansans disapproving, is a millstone around Lincoln’s neck. Gov. Mike Beebe shows a slight decline but continues to post strong favorability numbers.
And lord a’mighty, there’s way more data in these polls than any one person could possibly digest in a single blog post, so I’ll send you to Roby’s blog for more info.
Meanwhile, the slip in Lincoln’s poll numbers and the carnival of candidates on the Republican side have led political watchers at Congressional Quarterly to shift their assessment of the 2010 Senate race in Arkansas from “Leans Democratic” to “Likely Democratic.”