Friday, August 2, 2013

Pryor Reelection in Jeopardy

A new statewide Arkansas poll out today by Magellan Strategies BR illustrates that U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, the most unpopular senator running for reelection, is extremely vulnerable.  The new poll shows a meager 37% of Arkansans believe Pryor deserves reelection and notes that his "reelection campaign has a big hill to climb."
Among the findings:
  • Only 37% of likely midterm voters support Mark Pryor's reelection.
  • 60% of Arkansas voters are less likely to vote for Mark Pryor based his support for the President's stimulus and ObamaCare.
  • After being read a series of position statements, Mark Pryor's support plummets to 30%.
  • Among those identifying as Independents, the generic Republican candidate leads the Democratic candidate by 22 points.
Only 37% of Likely Voters Believe Arkansas Senator Deserves Another Term
Baton Rouge, La. – Magellan Strategies BR’s statewide Arkansas survey results show U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s reelection campaign has a big hill to climb.  When asked if Pryor had performed his job well enough to deserve another term, only 37% of likely midterm voters supported his reelection (28% definitely reelect), while 47% felt that it is time to give a new person a chance (31% definitely new person). The numbers leave little wonder why Stuart Rothenberg called Pryor the “Most Vulnerable Senator of 2014.”
“In a state that showed Blanche Lincoln the door in 2010, it looks like it might be Pryor’s turn next,” said John Diez, Jr., Principal of Magellan Strategies BR. “Although the election is still 16 months away, sitting on the same 37% where Lincoln finished cannot be good news for the incumbent.”
Pryor’s reelect number are further jeopardized by his support of key pieces of the President Obama’s agenda. In particular, his support for the 2009 stimulus plan and 2010 healthcare overhaul continue to cause problems for the two-term U.S. Senator. Sixty-percent of Arkansas voters are less likely to vote for Pryor based his support for both issues. After being read a series of position statements, respondents were asked again whether Pryor deserved reelection. The incumbent’s support falls to 30%....
Click here the read the full results.

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