Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm out of North Carolina, reports that a recent survey of Arkansas’ second Congressional district shows only 42 percent of voters approving of Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder’s performance, with 46 percent disapproving.
Snyder polls strongly with Dems, but he’s hurting amongst Republican and independent voters. The pollsters characterize the 2010 race for this seat as a “toss-up” at this time.
A lot of Snyder’s issues can probably be traced to overall feelings about his party. 54% of voters in the district disapprove of the job Congressional Democrats are doing, 52% disapprove of Barack Obama’s job performance, and 50% express the feeling that Congressional Democrats are too liberal. Additionally 55% of voters say they’re opposed to the health care bill the House passed last week with Snyder’s support, including 91% of Republicans and 67% of independents. Snyder seems to be bearing the brunt of a lot of animosity toward national Democrats in his district.
PPP has more over here (with link to PDF file with full results). The survey also shows Snyder slightly leading each of his potential GOP opponents, Tim Griffin, David Meeks and Scott Wallace. All are within the margin of error.