In the latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll, conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday April 24-25, 2012, 497 likely Democratic primary voters in Arkansas’ First Congressional District offered their opinions on party candidates and Crawford.
Q: There are 3 Democratic candidates for the First District Congressional seat: Scott Ellington, Clark Hall, and Gary Latanich. If the election were today, for whom would you vote?
15% – Scott Ellington
10% – Clark Hall
3.5% – Gary Latanich
71.5% – Don’t know
“With no dominant candidate in the field — by that, I mean a well-known district-wide candidate — this race is extremely wide-open,” said Talk Business executive editor Roby Brock.
It’s anyone’s race at this point. What it’s going to come down to is who can mobilize some resemblance of a ground game and what get their message out in tv ads.
One final note, I would like to say something to the observers (and I mean no one in particular by saying this but just mean to point this out in general) who would marvel at the low information of 1st district voters. To them I say no shit Sherlock-Arkansans are poor folks in general and the Delta is home to the poorest of the poor. You live in poverty, you will be a low information voter-that’s the reality of life and just one example of how an Arkansas War on Poverty is long overdue.