Friday, November 9, 2007

PROUD Tennessee Liberal!

Rocky Top, you'll always be, home-sweet-home to me!

Poll of Tennesseans finds Clinton nearly even with Thompson

So much for the home field advantage.

A newly released poll of Tennessee voters shows Republican Fred Thompson with only a narrow lead over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in a hypothetical presidential match-up.

Thompson polled 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent, with a margin of error of 4 percent. Those numbers make it a statistical dead heat. In a race pitting Clinton against national Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani, the two tied, drawing 43 percent each, with the rest undecided. "Tennessee is in nobody's pocket, not even Fred Thompson's," said MTSU Poll Director Ken Blake. "Hillary Clinton clearly has a good chance in a state that Bill Clinton carried both in 1992 and 1996."

The survey also found that the majority of Tennesseans say they are focused on concerns about "money, health, taxes and education" as they head into the election.

MTSU students conducted the poll, which was a telephone survey of 593 adults between Oct. 17 and 27. Full results are available online at