LITTLE ROCK — In a hypothetical matchup in the race for Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District, Clarke Tucker is neck and neck with GOP incumbent French Hill. A new poll from Public Policy Polling released this morning shows Clarke Tucker (44%) within one point of Rep. French Hill (45%) when voters are presented with information about two of Rep. Hill’s key votes. The poll also finds an overwhelming majority of voters (77%) have major (63%) or minor (14%) concerns with Rep. Hill’s vote for the American Health Care Act, and a majority of voters do not support the recently-passed GOP Tax Bill.
“This poll just reflects what we’re seeing and hearing on the ground every day here in Central Arkansas,” Communications Director Graham Senor said. “Our focus in the next four weeks is on the primary, but this poll shows how excited people are for a possible matchup come November. People are paying attention. In the past year, they have watched their representative go to Washington and vote against the interests of Arkansans and their families. People in Arkansas see that the American Health Care Act would have stripped access to health care from hundreds of thousands of Arkansans, while Clarke spent his time in the state legislature fighting for Arkansans’ access to affordable health care. Folks recognize Clarke’s proven leadership and commitment to Arkansans, and that’s why our campaign has generated so much momentum so quickly.”
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, asked voters about their views on Clarke Tucker, Rep. French Hill, the American Health Care Act, and the GOP Tax Plan. After voters were given information about the tax and health care plans, Clarke Tucker moved within one point of Rep. Hill to 44% compared to Hill’s 45%. The poll also notes that a majority of Arkansans in the 2nd District do not support the GOP Tax Bill, as only 38% say they support the law or have personally benefited from it.
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