Trouble for Democrats in Arkansas

posted at 12:10 pm on February 2, 2010 by Cassy Fiano

Looks like there’s trouble for yet another Democrat. Blanche Lincoln. A devastating PPP poll has been released, showing her losing in a landslide to Rep. John Boozman. What makes this all the worse for Sen. Lincoln is that Boozman hasn’t even officially announced his campaign.

If the election were held today, Sen. Blanche Lincoln would lose in a landslide, according to the latest polling from Public Policy.

The poll shows 33% of voters would pick the Arkansas Democrat, while 56% would vote for Republican Rep. John Boozman.

The 23-point edge for Boozman, who has yet to officially announce his campaign, underscores that Lincoln is one of the most vulnerable incumbents of the 2010 cycle. Among independents, Boozman fares even better, 66%-20%.

Also troubling for Lincoln is her 27% approval rating, and 62% disapproval rating among Arkansans. Even among self-identified Democrats, her approval rating is a lackluster 51%, and just 17% of independents approve.

The number one thing dragging down her numbers? According to Public Policy, it’s health care. A majority of voters are against it. They’re so against it, that Public Policy even found Boozman beating other Democrats, in case Lincoln were to step down. Arkansas looks to be a state that will not stay in the Democratic Party’s hands. Two Democrats already cut and run, but Lincoln hasn’t yet. After she sees these numbers, will she realize that it’s her turn to retire too? I’m sure she’s getting pressure from party leaders to do so, because they’ll think that some other Democrat will have a better chance of holding the seat.

These signs from across the country should be a cue to Obama to scale back a bit. Americans hate his policies, they hate what Democrats are doing in Congress. They voted for change and transparency, and got the same old bloated big government, the same Chicago corruption, and the same overspending. People aren’t happy. They aren’t much happier with Republicans, but most Americans don’t buy Obama’s repeated whining about how it’s Bush’s fault. They know exactly who created this mess, and it’s the Democrats. And now, the Democrats either need to make some changes, and fast, or pay the price.

Cross-posted from Cassy’s blog. Stop by for more original commentary, or follow her on Twitter!

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Yep. Sure wish NY had somone to run against Chuck U.

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2010 at 2:44 PM

How about a certain law professor who has a mean blog maybe we should try recruiting him……

huskerdiva on February 2, 2010 at 3:30 PM

huskerdiva on February 2, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Works for me.

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM

” Ha-ha-sharrah you are….”

Archimedes on February 2, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Abuse of power.

Sxyrzrbck on February 2, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Stay in there and fight Blanche, tell us how you are gonna cut spending and look out for the average american worker. In other words- LIE- its working so well for Bambi.

I want this woman to stay in there a take a beating in this election for her wrongful votes.

la.rt.wngr on February 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Maybe Blanche should run some commercials Like Ben Nelson Traitor D. NE tellin you all how great Obamacares’ gonna be for ya!
Maybe the StateRun Media could just start reporting on the Dims that might keep their seats.
Would be a lot less work, lot shorter list!
Bawhhhhhhaaaaa haaaaa Hope n Change, Hope n Change!
Throw em all out and that Lyin Ass thats’ leadin em too!

dhunter on February 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM

dhunter on February 2, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Today was the first day I haven’t noticed a Judas commercial, but maybe I’ve learned to tune them out. How ’bout you?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2010 at 4:11 PM


Shameless plug alert: Please support Trevor Drown for US Senate.

He is as conservative as they come.

macummings on February 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2010 at 4:11 PM

I haven’t watched TV yet today except Fox for breakfast, but I’m sure the traitor will be on tonight, tellin us how great ObamaCares’ gonna be.

Him being a former Insurance Company Exec and States Insurance Director I’m bettin TRAITOR Ben got more than just a medicare kickback.
Probably got ObamaStash in and offshore bank somewhere!

dhunter on February 2, 2010 at 4:20 PM

macummings on February 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Is Michelle Malkin endorsing him?

OmahaConservative on February 2, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Guess she couldn’t explain Healthcare any better President A.D.D.

Solid B+

shov74 on February 2, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Tough to be a Democrat these days. They mortgaged the farm in the early days of Zero’s policies when they thought he could do no wrong. Then, they found out that much of America wasn’t as enamored as the MSM lead them to believe. Now, they’re stuck out in no-man’s land with no directions back home. Wallow in it.

slug on February 2, 2010 at 6:59 PM

You have to admit Boozman is an awesome name for a politician

EricPWJohnson on February 2, 2010 at 8:24 PM

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to see this happen. :)

One Angry Christian on February 2, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Poor Blanche. She just realized that with her impending defeat, she will have to suffer the same health care under ObamaCare as the rest of her peons.

BigAlSouth on February 3, 2010 at 6:17 AM