Arkansas' Independent Streak On the Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 8:20 am  

"I think the question is when you take Obama out of the picture, how permanent is this shift among these white rural voters?" said Barth, a Democrat who ran for the state Senate two years ago.

It's a question that politicians and observers say they're going to keep watching, but warn not to pre-emptively declare the state's independent streak dead yet. For Parry, that call may take multiple election cycles.

"It's been with us so long, I wouldn't expect it to disappear overnight," she said.

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