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Tennessee Senate: Ford Within 1

Corker (R) 45%; Ford (D) 44%

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The latest Rasmussen Reports election survey shows U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. closing in on Bob Corker in what has become one of the country’s marquee Senate races. Ford now trails Corker by a single point, 44% to 45%. Last month’s poll showed him down by six; he trailed by 12 in July.

Throughout Election 2006, Democrats have felt competitive in five races featuring incumbent Republicans—Pennsylvania, Montana , Rhode Island, Missouri, and Ohio. However, they need a net gain of six seats to take control of the Senate. Tennessee may now be on the radar screen as the potential sixth seat.


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