Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why Is Beebe Losing Ground?

Roby Brock has a new poll out. To me the biggest stunner was the Governor's race. All of a sudden Bebee's lead is down to single digits- 49.5% to 40.5%. A month ago, this race was 62%-19% Bebee!

What happened? Brock says without polling, we can only speculate. He speculates that the mis-use of state vehicles is costing Bebee support because that is one of the few things that has changed in the last month. Maybe, but Bebee was on the right side of that issue, it is McDaniel and Shoffner who were the big offenders. Maybe it has gone under the radar in some circles, but I would say that his refusal to take action on illegal immigration is at least as big a factor.

Sec. of State Daniels rejected the Secure Arkansas petition on illegal immigration under some dubious circumstances and refused to validate the signatures per the Constitution and Arkansas Law. Bebee shrugged his shoulders and feigned helplessness over both the petition and illegal immigration as a whole. Basically, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Secure Arkansas are providing the platform for Bebee to make himself look bad.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. They usually say when an incumbent drops below 50%, they've had it, but 49.5% is too close to that edge to really say that. However, if the trend holds a bit more, things might get interesting this fall.

5:34 PM, July 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keet and "interesting" don't belong in the same sentence. Zzzzzzz.

6:36 PM, July 22, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Maybe so, anon. I have not met him yet, but it is "interesting" that a popular Beebe is coming down a few notches. I didn't think that was possible, in spite of the growing anti-Dem sentiment.

6:52 AM, July 23, 2010  

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