Bredesen leads Blackburn 46-43 in new poll

A new independent poll finds Democrat Phil Bredesen with a narrow lead over Republican Marsha Blackburn in the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.

Bredesen had the support of 46%, compared with 43% for Blackburn and 11% undecided, according to the Mason-Dixon poll released Wednesday. The telephone poll of 625 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Bredesen polled ahead of Blackburn by 13 percentage points in West Tennessee and 7 points in Middle Tennessee. Blackburn was ahead by 9 points in East Tennessee.

The poll found a preference for Bredesen among women (+11 points), people under age 50 (+9 points), African-Americans (+83 points), and independents (+14 points). Blackburn was ahead among men (+6 points) and whites (+14 points).

Only 4% of self-identified Democrats said they supported Blackburn, while 12% of Republicans said they preferred Bredesen.

Bredesen was seen favorably by 43% and unfavorably by 18%, while Blackburn had a favorable/unfavorable ratio of 35%-26%.

3 Responses to Bredesen leads Blackburn 46-43 in new poll

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Wait until Marsha’s adds begin where Bredesen’s face slowly morphs into the face of Chuck Schumer with the personable Kamal Harris and the winsome “Pocahontas” Harris in the background, that should more than overcome a three point lead.

  • Tommy Ray McAnally says:

    Like I SAID BLACKBURN COULD NOT BEAT MEGAN BARRY,THE END. ALSO, anybody but Black,Lee, or JUDD MATHENY. HOW CAN anybody VOTE for a REPUBLICAN? Don’t y’all REMEMBER THE HOOVER DAYS? What about TRICKY DICK I’m not CROOK.

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