Democrats are touting a compilation polling data out from Public Policy Polling that shows Gov. Mike Beebe has the highest approval rating of any governor in the country. Of those Arkansans polled, Beebe is approved of by 59 percent with only 22 percent disapproving. He truly seems to be the teflon man. Most Arkansans have made up their minds that they like him.
Sen. Mark Pryor, on the other hand, is one of the least liked Senators in Washington, according to the polling firm’s chart. Only 29 percent of Arkansans polled approve of Pryor, while 46 percent disapprove. Only two Senators, John McCain (R-AZ) and Bill Nelson (D-NE), come out worse.
It should also be noted that the data from the various states was not conducted at the same time. The polling data used from Arkansas was from January 2010 – which is why Sen. John Boozman is not listed. It would be interesting to see if these numbers have gone down any especially considering what the economy has done over the last year and half – illustrated by this chart from Roby Brock.
Also in April of this year, Talk Business and Hendrix College polled Beebe and Pryor in a statewide survey. At the time, Beebe had a job approval rating of 67%-22%. Pryor only held a 40%-36.5% positive approval rating. Click here to access those results.