LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A lawyer running against President Obama could fair well in Arkansas tomorrow, but the catch is that no matter how the votes add up, he won't be awarded delegates.
Polls show John Wolfe is only seven points from being the president in the fourth district. John Wolfe says he didn't meet the Democratic Party of Arkansas' deadline of February 20 to file his paperwork. But he is still optimistic about his run for President, especially after seeing the numbers in Arkansas. We spoke with him this morning via satellite to find out more about the man trailing President Obama in Arkansas.
Could a lawyer from Tennessee jump over the president in Arkansas Polls? John Wolfe certainly hopes so.
"If he had governed the way he campaigned, I wouldn't be here right now," says Wolfe.
He's a Democrat running against Mr. Obama, the man he supported just four short years ago. Wolfe says he and President Obama share the democratic title but that's about it.
Wolfe says, "He should be supporting me. We are both candidates. He is not the face of the Democratic Party, he's one face, I'm the other face of the party."
In a recent poll from Hendrix College and Talk Business, Wolfe trailed President Obama by only 7 points in Arkansas' fourth district. In the first district the president led 65-24, but that's before he declared his support for same sex marriage.
Jay Barth with Hendrix College worked on the polling and says they sampled about five hundred voters each in the 1st and 4th districts.
"The showing of John Wolfe as a protest vote against the president was striking especially out of the 4th district and to a much lesser in the first congressional district," says Barth.
It's those striking numbers that has Wolfe feeling confident about Tuesday's vote. "They are going to have a chance to show that just ordinary people in this democracy can actually beat a billion dollar campaign, it's going to be historic."
This isn't Wolfe's first time hitting the campaign trail. He ran for congress three times once in 2002, 2004 and two years ago, each time unsuccessful.