Poll: Blackburn, Bredesen Nearly Tied in Approval Ratings

Bredesen is openly weighing a bid.

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Kimberly Railey
Nov. 1, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

A new poll from Middle Tennessee State University (Oct. 16-23; 600 RVs; +/- 4%) found that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-07) “is viewed positively by 37 percent of all registered Tennessee voters while” former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) “is viewed positively by 34 percent. Thirty-one percent of respondents said they have negative feelings for Blackburn, while 29 percent had negative feelings for Bredesen.”

Blackburn launched her Senate bid early last month, while Bredesen is currently considering a bid.

“Among just Republican voters, the poll found that Blackburn is leading the GOP primary with positive approval marks from 55 percent of Republican voters.” But the survey left out former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-08), who is now in the race. (Nashville Tennessean)


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