Matt Price, who’s behind a new nonpartisan government research and bill tracking firm, weighs in on Arkansas’ election results in Arkansas Business newspaper today. His focus: those ballot issues, all of which passed — a rarity for voters in Arkansas:
Common wisdom has always told us if voters do not understand a ballot measure they tend to vote no. Yet, voters approved all five ballot measures by comfortable margins. Does this mean Arkansas voters had more informed opinions about the ballot measures this year even in light of no major ballot campaigns outside of the lottery?