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Arkansas Governor: Hutchinson and Ross Is a Toss-Up

Rasmussen Reports, 10/13 – 10/15

Arkansas Governor

  • Asa Hutchinson – Republican – 49%
  • Mike Ross – Democrat – 47%
  • Other – 1%
  • Undecided – 3%

The Democrat Mike Ross has caught up to his Republican opponent Asa Hutchinson in the Arkansas Governor race. The results of the latest Rasmussen Reports poll have reclassified this election as a toss-up. The poll asked 940 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. 48 percent chose Hutchinson and 45 percent chose Ross.

Ross has made significant advances since the previous poll, which pegged him at 42 percent and Hutchinson at 46 percent.

Voters also have a favorable opinion of Hutchinson. In fact, 58 percent of voters believe that he is a favorable candidate, while 54 percent say the same about Ross.

On the topic of major issues, 47 percent of voters trust Hutchinson with government spending to Ross’ 39 percent. For taxes, 47 percent support Hutchinson to Ross’ 40 percent. Hutchinson also leads on the topic of social issues. He secured 46 percent of the vote, while Ross had 40 percent.  Finally, voters also trust Hutchinson when it comes to government ethics and corruption. 43 percent of voters believe that he is reliable, ethical and not corrupt, while 40 percent say the same about Ross.

In the most recent debate, the two candidates had vastly different views on voter ID laws. Ross took the classical Democrat stance and attacked voter ID laws, stating, that there is no evidence of voter fraud and that they aren’t needed. Hutchinson followed the party line as well, saying that voter ID laws guarantee the integrity of the voting process.

Photo credit: Arkansas News.

2014 Governor Updates: Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas

Rasmussen Reports, 9/24 – 10/2

Minnesota Governor

  • Mark Dayton – Democrat – 50%
  • Jeff Johnson – Republican – 40%

Texas Governor

  • Greg Abbott – Republican – 51%
  • Wendy Davis – Democrat – 40%

Arkansas Governor

  • Asa Hutchinson – Republican – 46%
  • Mike Ross – Democrat – 42%

Rasmussen Reports has released several updates on many of the gubernatorial contests throughout the country. In most of the states, the expected candidate is winning.

In Minnesota, the Democrat Mike Dayton secured 50 percent of the votes, while his opponent Jeff Johnson received only 40 percent. The state is considered an easy win for the Democrats, and to this point, Dayton seems like he has the election locked down.

In Texas, the Republicans are in the lead. Greg Abbott leads with 51 percent of the vote, while the Democrat Wendy David is trailing behind him with only 40 percent. Texas has a long history of voting Democrats for governor, but Davis has been unable to convince voters that she is a suitable candidate and her numbers reflect that.

In Arkansas, the Republican Asa Hutchinson has gained a slight lead over his opponent Mike Ross. Currently, she has 46 percent of the vote, while Ross has 42 percent. In an August poll, Ross led with 46 percent and Hutchinson trailed with 44 percent. Ross has a favorability rating of 49 percent and Hutchinson’s is 54. Both candidates are desirable in the eyes of the voters. This election is considered a toss-up and it is difficult to predict who will win based strictly on the polls provided.

Of the states mentioned, it seems as if both Minnesota and Texas are considered locked down, while Arkansas will be decided as the election approaches.

Photo credit: Arkansas Business.

2014 Governor Polls Update: Wisconsin, Michigan, Arkansas, Arizona

Rasmussen: Arizona

  • DeVal (D): 40
  • Ducey (R): 40

Mitchell Research: Michigan

  • Snyder (R): 47
  • Schauer (D): 46

Rasmussen: Arkansas

  • Ross (D): 46
  • Hutchinson (R): 44

Marquette University: Wisconsin

  • Burke (D): 49
  • Walker (R): 47

We have seen a slew of new polls released over the past week and we are seeing some very tight races in gubernatorial campaigns around the country.

Perhaps the tightest race is in Arizona where a new Rasmussen poll has found a 40-40 tie between Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey for the state’s gubernatorial seat. There has not been much polling out of Arizona but every poll conducted this year has had DuVal leading by a slight 1-2 percent margin. Looks like this one only got tighter.

Michigan is another race that could swing either way. A new Mitchell Research poll has incumbent Republican Governor Rick Snyder leading Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by 1-point margin while a recent EPIC-MRA poll has Schauer leading by 2 percent. In all, Snyder has now led every poll outside of that EPIC poll but only by about 1-3 percent.

In Arkansas, a surprising new Rasmussen poll has found that Democrat Mike Ross has taken the lead over Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson. The poll, the first poll out of Arkansas in over a month, has Ross leading by 2 percent after every July poll had Hutchinson leading by 3-6 percent. Looks like Arkansas is back in the toss-up pile.

Wisconsin also promises to be a close race. Since July, a CBS News/NY Times poll and a Rasmussen poll have found incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker leading by 1 percent while two separate Marquette University polls have Democratic challenger Mary Burke leading by 1-2 percent.

It’s safe to say that none of these races will see a clear-cut frontrunner before the election and any result will be almost entirely determined by voter turnout.