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Sen. Blanche Lincoln, one of the red state Democrats who voted for the health care bill, is getting destroyed in a new poll in Arkansas, where voters disapprove of the legislation by an overhwelming 61 percent to 30 percent margin.
The survey, taken by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, shows Lincoln trailing potential Republican rival John Boozman by a staggering 53 percent to 33 percent margin. Her approval rating in the state has sunk to 27 percent, with 62 percent now disapproving of her.
But even if Lincoln gets discouraged by such polling and decides to retire, it still doesn’t do much for Democrats’ chances of retaining the seat, based on this poll. PPP also surveyed other possible Democratic nominees, and all of them trail the Republican.
Obama currently has a 38 percent approval rating in the state, with 58 percent disapproving.