Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9870

Geography Surveyed: Tennessee
Data Collected: 07/30/2006 - 08/01/2006
Release Date: 08/02/2006 11:45 AM ET
Sponsor: WBIR-TV Knoxville

Corker Poised To Grab TN GOP Senate Nomination: In a Republican Primary for US Senator for Tennessee today, 8/2/06, on election eve, Bob Corker defeats Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WBIR-TV Knoxville. Corker gets 45% today, down 4 from an identical poll released 7/24/06. Ed Bryant gets 31%, up 2 points. Bryant had trailed Corker by 20 points 9 days ago, now trails by 14. Van Hilleary gets 20%, up 5 points. Tate Harrison gets 1%, down 2 points. 3% are undecided. Corker's lead among female voters has declined from 22 points to 11 points since 7/24/06. Corker leads by 28 points in East TN, leads by 11 points in Middle TN, and trails by 6 points in Western TN. 9 days ago, Corker led by 7 points in Western TN, a 13-point swing. The Senate seat is "open." Incumbent Republican Senator Bill Frist is not running for re-election. The Primary is tomorrow, 8/3/06. The winner is expected to face Democrat Harold Ford, Jr., in November. Tennessee has not had a Democratic U.S. Senator since 1994.

Filtering: 2,400 Tennessee adults were interviewed 7/30/06 - 8/1/06. Of them, 2,066 were Registered Voters. Of them, 1,191 were judged to be "Likely Voters". Of them, 565 selected a Republican ballot. Crosstabs reflect Likely Republican Primary Voters.

  Asked of 565 Likely Republican Primary Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.2 percentage points.

If the Republican Primary for United States Senator were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Ed Bryant? Bob Corker? Tate Harrison? Or Van Hilleary?

31% Bryant
45% Corker
1% Harrison
20% Hilleary
3% Undecided

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