Poll finds Bredesen leading Blackburn, 46 percent to 41 percent

A poll conducted this month and commissioned by a health care advocacy group finds Tennessee voters Democrat Phil Bredesen favored over Republican Marsha Blackburn by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent. It also reports 47 percent believe the Affordable Care Act should remain in place while 42 percent want the measure, better known as Obamacare, repealed.

Excerpt from a press release/memo on the poll, commissioned by Protect My Care and conducted by Public Policy Polling:

On the 8th anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds that health care is a top priority issue for Tennessee voters when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming election.

Health care is ranked as a top issue for 71% of voters (31% saying it is the most important issue and another 40% saying it is very important). Only 6% say it is not that important or not important at all.

Tennessee voters disapprove of the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act by 10 points (47% to 37%).

 Among independent voters, only 35% support the GOP’s health care repeal efforts to 41% who oppose them.

 Only 42% of voters think the best path forward on health care is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to 49% who think it should be kept in place with fixes made to it as necessary.

Key findings from the survey include:

– In a hypothetical US Senate election matchup, voters prefer Democrat Phil Bredesen over Republican Marsha Blackburn 46-41. Among voters who say that health care is the most important issue, Bredesen’s lead grows to 56-26 over Blackburn.

PPP surveyed 1,014 Tennessee voters from March 15-16, 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%. This poll was conducted by automated telephone interviews.

The full memo is HERE.

6 Responses to Poll finds Bredesen leading Blackburn, 46 percent to 41 percent

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    So let’s see, a notorious Democratic polling company, PPP, conducted a poll paid for by what apparently is a pro-Obamacare “. . .health-care advocacy group . . . .” and finds, CAN YOU BELIEVE, “Healthcare is ranked as a top issue,” “Tennessee voters disapprove of the Republican efforts to repeal [Obamacare]” and, of course, “voters prefer. . .Bredesen. . .over. . .Blackburn 45-41.” IMAGINE THAT!!!

    Another indication folks, that the liberals who run campaigns for liberals simply don’t think we are very bright. I will wait for the results this August and November to see if they are right.

  • Lance Persson says:

    The result of any poll which does not tell you how many people were polled and how the people who participated in the poll were chosen, has no credibility. Totally propaganda.

  • Donna Locke says:

    Just mention the driving certificates Bredesen came up with for illegal aliens, drawing illegal aliens and related massive fraud to Tennessee, as a “replacement” for the pre-9/11 driver’s licenses the state Democrats (and Republicans) gave them.

  • Tommy Ray McAnally says:

    I think you’re not bright if you VOTE for Blackburn who along with Black WHO threw THE RETIRED MILITARY UNDER THE BUS WITH BOTH VOTING TO MAKE US RETIRED MILITARY PAY FOR OUR PRESCRIPTIONS. BY THE WAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. ALEXANDER,COOPER,DEJARIS ALSO VOTED THE SAME WAY BLACK AND BLACKBURN VOTED.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    A few hours ago, Marsha stood firm in the face of pressure by Republican leadership by voting “NO” regarding the budget busting 2200+ page spending bill that members of the House were given 15 hours to read. CONGRATULATIONS MARSHA!

  • James Calloway says:

    PPP has been called out numerous times, including once by the left’s sacred 538, for weighting demographics in poll samples to please the folks paying them to conduct the poll. Dont waste your talking points on me. Hit the googles and check it out yourself.

    If you are a Democrat and you are chaining any part of your Hope train to anything PPP puts out you’re fooling yourself.

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