New poll gives Asa! big lead over Dustin McDaniel
Posted in the Jonesboro Forum
#1 Jan 14, 2013
Public Policy Polling, known as a Democratic organization but generally pretty reliable, has released a poll on a potential race for governor in 2014 between Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Dustin McDaniel, the only announced candidates so far.
Not sure 22
Of the sample, 49 percent had heard "a lot" about recent controversy surrounding McDaniel (though the poll didn't specify it was his admission of an extramarital affair.) Hutchinson's association with the NRA, as poster child for its push for more guns in school as an antidote to school gun deaths, didn't help him much.
27 percent said it raised "serious doubts" about Hutchinson
13 percent said "some doubts"
21 percent "minor doubts"
35 percent "no real doubts."
This is a Republican friendly sample, generally (which may be an accurate picture of the state, God help us.) They trust Republicans in Congress over President Obama 53-35 and favored a Republican over a Democrat as a job creator 43-38.
By identification, 600 respondents to the Jan. 10-13 robopoll identified themselves as Democrats (33 percent); Republicans (31), and independent (36).
Jobs Now, a union-funded think tank, paid for the poll. Union money was a major factor in Bill Halter's unsuccessful race for U.S. Senate. Halter is expected to seek the Democratic nomination against McDaniel.
God help us. Got that right. Not too late to find a new Democratic candidate.
#2 Jan 14, 2013
A fourth-generation Arkansan, Halter was born and raised in North Little Rock. He graduated from Little Rock Catholic High School as valedictorian of his class in 1979. A National Merit Scholar and a 1981 Harry S. Truman Scholar, he studied economics and political science at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors and distinction in 1983. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Upon graduation from Stanford, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in England, where he received a Master of Philosophy degree in economics in 1986. Following his return to the United States, he became a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Halter has been described as an outspoken supporter of gay rights and a "classic populist, progressive Democrat".
I think I just found who I am going to vote for!
#3 Jan 14, 2013
Because he thinks a guy su**ing another guys unit is normal?
#4 Jan 14, 2013
#5 Jan 15, 2013
Why would a Democrat organization take a Republican friendly poll? Doesn't make any sense.
Ah, so it wasn't a Republican friendly poll. Looks like the respondents were evenly distributed over the political spectrum.
I guess it's only a Republican friendly poll if the data collected isn't substantially left leaning, right?
#6 Jan 29, 2013
Alot of chucking JOI trash talk here so we all need to go drink from the nasty john.
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