Poll: Voters evaluate Sarah Sanders, Leslie Rutledge on favorability

Eleven months until they may square off in a GOP primary for Arkansas Governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is viewed more favorably by voters than Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll of 535 statewide voters shows that Sanders is sitting with a 43.5-41.5% favorable-unfavorable rating, while Rutledge is viewed 31% favorably to 41% unfavorably.

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Sarah Huckabee Sanders?

43.5% Favorable
41.5% Unfavorable
15% Don’t Know

Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Leslie Rutledge?

31% Favorable
41% Unfavorable
28% Don’t Know

“Whether a candidate is viewed favorably or unfavorably is not a litmus test for the outcome of an election, but it does give us insight as to how voters are viewing these two Republican candidates – either of which would be the odds-on-favorite to win the general election if they receive the nomination,” said Roby Brock, Talk…

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