Roby Brock’s Talk Business Quarterly is out with the latest numbers on embattled Democratic U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, and if you were thinking that Lincoln’s sucky poll numbers had surely bottomed out, well, that just goes to show what you know, because it just keeps getting worse. Fifty-seven percent of Arkansans hold a “strongly unfavorable” or “somewhat unfavorable” view of the state’s senior senator.
Do you think it has anything to do with her support for that reeking turd of a health care bill? No, it couldn’t be that, because that’s just insanely popular, right? Quick, we need someone to explain why that reeking turd of a health care bill is actually a net plus for Democrats, in spite of all evidence to the contrary. Over to you, Blake Rutherford!
And another thing: Am I the only one who finds it strange that TBQ continues to use GOP political strategist Clint Reed to craft these polls, when he’s consulting for the campaign for Republican state Sen. Gilbert Baker — who’s a strong contender to be Lincoln’s challenger in November? Just askin’.
(UPDATE: Roby Brock called to let me know that he typically discloses Reed’s affiliation with the Baker campaign, as well as his Democratic contributor Robert McClarty’s affiliation with that of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel—but that he’d neglected to do so in this case. He has updated his blog post with the disclosures.)
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Blanche Lincoln?
15% Strongly Favorable
19% Somewhat Favorable (Favorable = 34%)
11% Somewhat Unfavorable
46% Strongly Unfavorable (Unfavorable = 57%)
9% No Opinion
Thinking about the job that Blanche Lincoln is doing as U.S. Senator, would you say you approve or disapprove?
15% Strongly Approve
23% Somewhat Approve (Approve = 38%)
7% Slightly Disapprove
49% Strongly Disapprove (Disapprove = 56%)
6% No Opinion