Poll: Hutchinson has commanding lead in Arkansas governor's race

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has a commanding lead over his Democratic challenger Jared Henderson (Photo: MGN)

For the titular heads of the state and national Republican Party, Arkansas is fertile ground.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has a commanding lead over his Democratic rival, newcomer Jared Henderson, and President Donald Trump is winning Arkansas voters for his job performance.

The latest poll results from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College includes a statewide survey of 1,701 likely voters for the November general election. The poll, which was conducted Sept. 5-7, 2018, has a margin of error of +/-2.4.

“Gov. Hutchinson has maintained immense popularity throughout his first term as governor and this poll reflects voters’ approval of his performance,” said Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics Editor-in-Chief. “President Trump’s numbers have bounced around in Arkansas, but he has largely bucked the national trend by keeping a more favorable job approval rating. These latest numbers could help Republicans down-ballot in tight races as mid-terms are largely about pulling base voters to the polls.”

Voters across all four Congressional Districts were asked:

Q. In the race for Governor, the candidates are Libertarian Mark West, Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Democrat Jared K. Henderson. If the election for Governor were today, which candidate would you support?

6% Mark West

60% Governor Asa Hutchinson

25% Jared K. Henderson

9% Undecided

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing?

52% Approve

39% Disapprove

9% Don’t Know

Read more at Talk Business & Politics.

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