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New Poll Spells Serious Trouble For Mark Pryor

Updated: Apr 13


A new poll just released by the Republican Party of Arkansas and conducted by Magellan Strategies spells very bad news for incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Pryor. The poll surveyed 1,600 Arkansans earlier this week. Just under 90% of respondents said they are “extremely likely to vote” in 2014. 47% of respondents said, if the election were held today, they would vote for a Republican. Just 38% said they would vote for a Democrat. When asked specifically about Pryor’s job performance and if he deserved to be re-elected, only 37% said he deserved re-election. 47% said they would vote for an unnamed “new person.” 60% said they were “less likely” to support Pryor because of his vote for Obamacare. Also very interesting to note: the poll oversampled females (54%), independents (41%), and Democrats (31%). Only 28% of poll respondents identified themselves as Republicans. Needless to say, this is very bad news for Pryor. “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.” You can read the full poll here.

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