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Blanche Lincoln To Doubters: It's Not That Bad, I'm Only Down By Nine


The strategy memo that came with the internal poll, which was conducted by notable Democratic firm Benenson Strategy Group, offers some insight into Lincoln's strategy for calming nervous supporters -- namely, call attention to her win in the June 8 Democratic primary run off.

"This most recent primary win was Lincoln's 11th career victory," Benenson strategist Pete Brodnitz writes in the memo. "Despite analysis that has concluded that Lincoln has little or no chance of winning, Lincoln has surprised analysts in the past and our current polling data indicates that the race is far from over."

The race may not be over yet, but it does look like the GOP's to lose at this point. The TPM Poll Average shows Boozman ahead 57.0-31.3 in a head-to-head matchup.