A new poll shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas holding an edge over Lt. Gov. Bill Halter as both seek the Democratic nomination for the post.
The Mason-Dixon poll of likely voters released Friday showed Lincoln with 44 percent support among likely voters and Halter next with 32 percent. Among eight Republicans, Congressman John Boozman led the pack with 48 percent support.
Lincoln is thought to be vulnerable this year after facing anger from both the right and left for supporting the health care overhaul but opposing a government-run insurance option.
The telephone poll of 625 Arkansas residents was conducted Monday through Wednesday for Stephens Media. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Arkansas' primary is May 18.
Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/
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