In Arkansas 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary, the field is more crowded.

Five candidates are vying for the nomination to face the Republican challenger in what should be a competitive fall election.

Our polling shows that the 2nd District Democratic primary remains very wide-open at this juncture due to the multiple candidates and a large undecided voting base.
 
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surveyed 446 voters who declared their intent to vote in the Democratic primary on May 18th.  The poll, which was conducted on April 6-7, 2010, has a margin of error of +/-4.6%.

Arkansas CD2 – Democratic
21%  Joyce Elliott
16%  Robbie Wills
11%  Patrick Kennedy
7%   David Boling
4%  John Adams
41%  Undecided

You can view a pdf of our breakout of calls at this link.  For more on our methodology, click here.

ANALYSIS:  Joyce Elliott, State Senator from Little Rock, is clearly benefiting from respectable name identification from her elected office in Pulaski County, which makes up nearly half of the votes in the district.  House Speaker Robbie Wills has solid name ID at this juncture from his earned media presence in the Little Rock TV and radio market.

Clearly, there is a large undecided vote remaining among Democratic voters.  Who can persuade the 41% of unknowns?  Expect money to be a major factor in moving numbers.  Robbie Wills and David Boling are expected to post the most impressive fundraising numbers for the first quarter, but Elliott has also had success and it looks like the others will be trying to catch her at this point.

NEXT: Tomorrow morning, we’ll unveil the results from the 1st Congressional District Democratic primary.
 

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