Poll: Blanche Lincoln Could Lose In 2010 If She Supports Health Care Bill

LAUREN VICTORIA BURKE
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A new Zogby poll suggests that Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) could seriously endanger her 2010 re-election by supporting the health care bill.

In initial match-ups, Lincoln leads state Sen. Gilbert Baker by 41%-39%, within the ±4.5% margin of error, and has a healthier lead of 45%-29% over state Sen. Kim Hendren.

In a series of follow-up questions, respondents were then asked how they would feel if Lincoln supported the bill. In a new match-up with Baker, Lincoln’s previous edge of 41%-39% turns into a Baker lead of 49%-37%.

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