You might remember my post from last week whereRasmussen Reports predicted the collapse of support for Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas if she voted for the Healthcare Bill?
Well, it’s coming true — with a cast-iron vengeance.
Rasmussen Reports has today’s scoop:
Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln has found herself right in the middle of the national debate over health care, and that’s a tough spot as she prepares to face Arkansas voters in 2010.
As she did in September, Lincoln trails four possible Republican challengers in the latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey. In fact, support for the incumbent ranges from only 39% to 41% in these match-ups.
The two-term senator, who was reelected with 54% of the vote in 2004, appears more vulnerable because of her visible and pivotal role in the Senate debate over health care. Lincoln was the last Democrat to vote for allowing the debate to formally begin, and she has taken pains to point out that a vote to begin debate is not a vote for the bill.
And apparently the Arkansas voters don’t give a hoot about that fine, fine difference — do hey?
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Arkansas voters believe the plan will increase the federal budget deficit, and 83% think it is likely to lead to higher taxes on the middle class. Again, the numbers from Arkansas show more skepticism than the national averages.
The tide has very strongly started to turn against the hard-head Democraps. Between now and the inauguration anniversary January 20th, expect to see a LOT more of this.