Apr 6, 2017
On the 91st General Session
Voters give the GOP-majority Arkansas Legislature a failing grade.
What do you think?
“One reason for the overall uncharitable view of the General Assembly may well have been the messiness over the handling of the ‘guns on campus’ legislation in the session’s closing days.” – Dr. Jay Barth, professor of political science at Hendrix College.
“I told the governor on the side the other day that this is probably the most positive session in 20 or 30 years in terms of business impact. I’d give it a good A-.” – Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas.
For the first time in the history of polling from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College, the Arkansas Legislature received a failing grade from state voters. The latest survey of 550 Arkansas voters conducted on April 4, 2017, shows that more voters disapproved of the GOP-controlled legislature’s performance by a 12 percentage point margin.