Poll: Job Approvals For Beebe, Pryor, Legislature Differ

Poll: Job Approvals For Beebe, Pryor, Legislature Differ

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) remains immensely popular with Arkansas voters who give his job performance a supermajority thumbs-up. The Arkansas legislature and U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D) remain in positive territory, but with much closer job approval-disapproval margins.

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) remains immensely popular with Arkansas voters who give his job performance a supermajority thumbs-up. The Arkansas legislature and U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D) remain in positive territory, but with much closer job approval-disapproval margins.

The latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll of 675 Arkansas voters gauges public opinion on the job performance of the two top Democrats in state politics and the institution of the Arkansas General Assembly.

“At the near half-way point in the session, it’s good to see where Gov. Beebe and state lawmakers stand with voters. Beebe has a natural advantage as a well-known individual political figure over the more generic institution of a Republican-controlled legislature,” said Roby Brock, executive editor of Talk Business Arkansas.

“Senator Pryor will be a big GOP target in 2014,” Brock said. “With that in mind, we’ll be looking to gauge his prospects going forward in future polling.”

Survey respondents were asked:

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Gov. Mike Beebe is doing?

68% Approve
19% Disapprove
13% Don’t Know

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Arkansas legislature is doing?

43% Approve
33% Disapprove
24% Don’t Know

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Senator Mark Pryor is doing?

41.5% Approve
35% Disapprove
23.5% Don’t Know

To read more about what these numbers mean and how the polling was conducted, you can read more from talkbusiness.net.

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