July 20th, 2010
07:40 PM ET
13 years ago

New poll spells trouble for Lincoln

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/27/art.blincoln.gi.jpg caption ="Sen. Blanche Lincoln is trailing her general election opponent, according to a new poll."](CNN) – A new poll released Tuesday indicates trouble ahead for incumbent Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Lincoln, who was able to survive a tight Democratic primary process against the more liberal Lieutenant Gov. Bill Halter, is now trailing Republican candidate Rep. John Boozman by 19 points in the general election matchup according to a new poll.

Conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, the poll indicates Boozman tops Lincoln, 54 percent to 35 percent.

Since the bitter primary ended, Lincoln has scored a major legislative victory, playing an important role in the passage of the Wall Street reform bill, authoring a provision that increases regulation of the derivatives market.

But that victory isn't translating into public favor, according to the poll results. When asked who fights for Main Street over Wall Street, 42 percent chose Boozman, while Lincoln garnered 29 percent.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll of 600 registered voters was conducted by telephone between July 16-18, and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Filed under: 2010 • Arkansas • Blanche Lincoln
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  1. g

    another republican poll, now ask how many voted for Obama?

    July 21, 2010 04:19 am at 4:19 am |
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