Skip to comments.Poll: Tom Cotton Takes Lead in Arkansas
Posted on 12/10/2013 7:02:00 AM PST by sunmars
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is trailing Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race according to a poll released Monday.
Forty-eight percent of respondents support Cotton compared to 41 percent behind the incumbent Pryor, according to the poll.
The poll shows that the race has taken a turn due to Pryors support for Obamacare, according to Politico.
The last published numbers from this marquee match-up came in the midst of Octobers government shutdown and before the national focus turned to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, which Pryor voted for. Four polls taken that month showed the race within the margin of error.
In this latest survey, 62 percent of those polled have an unfavorable view of the health care law 56 percent strongly so.
Mark Pryor is synonymous with Obamacare and Obamacare is synonymous with making life worse for the American people, said David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United. Thats why Pryor is losing to Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race.
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This is only the tip of the iceberg.
I hope all the RATs burn at the stake for this!!!
Yup, hope he pulls a Blanche Lincoln and Pryor loses in a landslide......
In his winning speech he should take a shot at Huckabee for not running for the WINNABLE seat in past Senate elections.
I’m not real excited about Cotton. He will be another John McCain. Yippee...
All you need to know about him..
He’s praised Hillary and Bill when he went to Harvard
He was FOR War in Syria.
He was against Ted Cruz efforts against Obamacare..
Cotton understands how liberal Arkansans are deep down, but in low-turnout elections, conservatives hold many seats now in both houses of the AR General Assembly.
I see what you mean; Cotton won’t be an better than Boozman.
AR have not rejected a Pryor since July 1972, when Mark’s father, David, lost to Senator John McClellan.
Don’t count your votes before the activist liberal judges do. :)
If the gap gets built wide enough, no amount of tinkering will help, getting Pryor down to Blanche Lincoln polling territory will ensure it.
Let’s not get cocky. It’s not over until the votes are certified. We need to win big, so they can’t cheat and don’t think for a moment the MSM won’t be hunting conservatives in the fall. Plus, the MSM is going to donate millions in ad time via news stories emphasizing just how evil conservatives really are. It’s no cakewalk this fall or in 2016.
We need focused and disciplined candidates that can street fight while beaming a happy smile.
The entire Arkansas congressional delegation has been disappointing. The 4 new House members and Boozman are more moderate than conservative. Cotton is one of those 4, and Boozman was one of those 4 before unseating Lincoln.
On the ranking websites, they all tend to be in the 55-75 conservative range.
Finally, it is showing up. We were lied to. What are we going to do about it?
I’m not worried about Cotton. He’s a liberals best friend. He won’t lose this race.
If anything they’ll ensure he wins... ugh. Choices aren’t good here.
They don't want to be accused of picking Cot.... naw, I better not go there.
I totally agree with you. I wrote Cotton about the issues you mention. His response was typical political opinionated BS. Don't get me wrong, I will vote for Cotton as Pryor is a progressive that supports the Communist Party. (Read: Democrat Party)
Cotton is a Harvard educated lawyer. That should raise any red flag about him being a real conservative.
41 per cent is a terrible number for an incumbant.
I think we might keep Democrat care, at least the parts that pry open state markets. Full repeal would be a good thing, but then we’re back where we started.
What we need is a sweeping Commerce Clause attack on the hyper-regulation of the health care industry. Keep in mind you don’t need insurance, you need access. Much of that access is denied by means of restrictive zoning, permitting and licensing inter and intra-state.
If food grown for ones own consumption is “in interstate commerce” then so are the regulatory schemes of every state in the union. What we want is to get from here to the free market. You can do that with a few narrowly focused laws:
1. Medical transparency - doctors must post their prices and so must insurance companies per procedure
2. Freedom to purchase insurance nationwide.
3. Freedom to purchase medicine/medical care. Stop the FDA from restricting medical devices and pharmaceuticals. They can still publish the risks and give negative reviews, but let Underwriters Laboratory and other insurance firms decide what risk is acceptable. If you’re dying of your disease and an intervention is promising who cares if it might threaten your life, you’re dying already. Take the risk and contract to indemnify given the risk.
4. Eliminate the zoning restrictions granting a hospital a geographic monopoly. Let doctors and medical professionals set up shop wherever they want. Eliminate the restrictions on prescriptions, licensing, permitting across state lines, etc.
Why do you need a prescription for eyeglasses when a smartphone app can tell you what you need and you can order it online?
We’re not going to be able to elect a nation of conservatives, but our ideas win and are correct. Let the RINOs vote with us 50-75% of the time. It beats the Dem voting record and we’ll just come back for the rest of the loaf later.
At least he can be a place holder for a Republican majority.
That’s ALL RINO’s are good for (until they defect to the other side.)
Guess the Bible thumping ad campaign didn’t help Pryor much.
Has Cotton already gotten the GOP nomination?
De facto nominee as no other Republican has declared.
Hopefully this turns into what happened with Blanche and loses by 20 points.
Huge, considering we did not even put a sac lamb against him in 2008 (inexcusable).
Little dweeb shouldn’t have ever been a Senator, daddy’s name + Tim Hutchison sex “scandal”.
This poll was paid for by the Citizens United Political Fund, so we should take it with a grain of salt. That being said, I don’t need a poll to know that Cotton cutrently is ahead—Pryor running that “I believe in God” commercial confirmed that he already has fallen behind.
Since the 17th Anendment, no Senator who did not face major-party opposition in an election (as was the case for Pryor in 2008) ever has lost the next election; we’re going to make some history next year.
Arkansas will probably turn to Republican as well as West Virginia and maybe Wisconsin. Any other guesses?