Poll: Dead Heat In Arkansas Senate Race

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October 26, 2014 9:45 a.m.

A new NBC/Marist poll released Sunday reveals a dead heat in the Arkansas Senate race, with Republican Tom Cotton holding a 2-point edge over Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

Cotton had the support of 45 percent of likely voters, while Pryor had 43 percent, within the survey’s margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.9 percentage points.

The same poll had Cotton leading by 5 points in September. It is good news for Pryor after a series of recent polls have found Cotton with a steady and larger lead.

The NBC/Marist poll found that Cotton is viewed more favorably among likely voters. Pryor holds a 49-38 lead among women, while Cotton leads by a larger margin of 51-36 percent among men. President Barack Obama is very unpopular in the state, with an approval rating of 34 percent.

The survey reached 621 likely voters from Oct. 18-22.

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