Tennessee Could Turn Blue For 2008

A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University shows that Tennessee may be shifting blue for the 2008 election and could be a pickup opportunity for the Democratic presidential nominee....

The poll shows that Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore have the highest favorable ratings and Sen. John McCain, whose family roots are in neighboring Mississippi, has a favorable rating of 34% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia is on the bottom with a favorable rating of only 16%.

http://bluesunbelt.com/showDiary.do?diar yId=143

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Three words:

Fifty state strategy.

by jallen 2007-02-20 09:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Tennessee Could Turn Blue For 2008

Gore could carry Tennessee if he won nationally by a few points. Otherwise, our nominee would have to carry the popular vote by at least 7 or 8 points to drag Tennessee along. Not impossible but a huge underdog.

Favorable ratings on individual candidates don't equate to which party the state prefers at base instinct on the federal level. Too damn many self-identified conservatives in Tennessee, slightly more than 40%.

by Gary Kilbride 2007-02-20 09:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Tennessee Could Turn Blue For 2008

Still, though?  The amount of self-proclaimed conservatives has gone down dramatically everywhere in the country.  How recent is that 40% figure?

by georgep 2007-02-20 11:01PM | 0 recs

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