Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9822

Geography Surveyed: Tennessee
Data Collected: 07/21/2006 - 07/23/2006
Release Date: 07/24/2006 10:40 AM ET
Sponsor: WBIR-TV Knoxville

Corker Increases Lead in TN Senate Primary: In a Republican primary for US Senator for Tennessee held today, 7/24/06, Bob Corker defeats Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WBIR-TV Knoxville. Corker gets 49% today, up 11 points from an identical poll 5/23/06. Ed Bryant gets 29%, up 6 points. Van Hilleary gets 15%, down 13 points. Tate Harrison gets 3%, up 1 point. 4% are undecided. Corker leads by 35 points in East TN, leads by single digits in the rest of the state. The Senate seat is "open": incumbent Republican Senator Bill Frist is not running for re-election. The Primary is on Thursday, 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: 2,500 Tennessee adults were interviewed 7/21/06 - 7/23/06. Of them, 2,140 were Registered Voters. Of them, 1,195 were judged to be "Likely Voters". Of them, 554 selected a Republican ballot. Crosstabs reflect Likely Republican Primary Voters.

  Asked of 554 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?

29% Bryant
49% Corker
3% Harrison
15% Hilleary
4% Undecided

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