On February 25, 2009, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill (HB 1339) and sent it to the State Senate.
A survey of 800 Arkansas voters conducted on December 15-16, 2008 showed 80% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 88% among Democrats, 71% among Republicans, and 79% among independents. By age, support was 89% among 18-29 year olds, 76% among 30-45 year olds, 80% among 46-65 year olds, and 80% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 88% among women and 71% among men. By race, support was 81% among whites (representing 80% of respondents), 80% among African-Americans (representing 16% of respondents), and 68% among Others (representing 4% of respondents). The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 1/2%.
On March 21, 2007, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to the State Senate.