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Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) Still Tops 50% In Reelection Bid

Democratic incumbent Mike Beebe continues to earn more than 50% support in his bid for reelection as governor of Arkansas.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Beebe with 51% of the vote, while his Republican challenger Jim Keet picks up 41%, his best showing to date. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

But Beebe, who is seeking a second four-year term, led Keet by 20 points in August, 53% to 33%. A month earlier, however, it was a 50% to 40% race. 

The latest numbers shift this race back to Leans Democratic from Solid Democratic in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. 

Beebe's support has never fallen below 50% and has run as high as 57% in surveys since May. Keet, a business man and former state legislator, has earned 33% to 40% in that same period.

Beebe was first elected governor in 2006 with 55% of the vote. Now, 67% of Arkansas voters approve of the job he is doing as governor, while 32% disapprove.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Arkansas was conducted on September 30, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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