Poll Shows Beebe With Slight Lead Over Hutchinson For AR Governor

December 9, 2005 - 3:06 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A new poll in the 2006 Arkansas governor's race shows Democrat Mike Beebe with a slight lead over Republican Asa Hutchinson.

The poll taken for Little Rock television station KTHV by Survey USA shows Beebe leading Hutchinson 49 to 44%. The poll has a margin of error of ± 3.8 %.

Four percent surveyed favored ``other'' candidates and three percent were undecided.

Beebe is the state attorney general. Hutchinson is a former congressman and Bush administration official. The random telephone poll of 684 registered voters was conducted Saturday through Monday.

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