Election 2010: Tennessee Governor
Tennessee Governor: Haslam (R) Earns Highest Support Yet Against McWherter (D)
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam now holds a near two-to-one lead over businessman Mike McWherter in Tennessee’s gubernatorial election.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Haslam picking up 59% support, while McWherter, the son of a former governor, picks up 31%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This race remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
In August, Haslam led McWherter 56% to 31% following his GOP primary victory. In four surveys conducted since March, Haslam has earned 45% to 59% support. McWherter has picked up 27% to 32% of the vote during the same period.
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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Tennessee was conducted on October 7, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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