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Poll shows Romney as clear favorite in Tennessee (R 59%, 0 34%)
WKRN ^

Posted on 10/27/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT by Arthurio

Republican Mitt Romney leads Democrat Barack Obama in the race for president in Tennessee, bolstered at least partly by the support Romney has gained among Tennessee's white evangelical voters since last spring's primary.

A solid 59 percent of the state's registered, likely voters say they support Romney. Just 34 percent say they support Obama. About 6 percent are undecided, and the remaining 1 percent say they support "someone else."

Romney enjoys his broadest support among the self-described white evangelical Christians who make up nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of the state's likely voters. Among Tennesseans in this group, Romney leads Obama 74 percent to 21 percent, with 5 percent undecided. This segment of Tennessee's electorate has supported the Republican candidate for president in both elections since 2004, the first presidential election during which the MTSU Poll sampled attitudes statewide.

Santorum won the state's March 6 Republican primary, capturing 37 percent of the votes cast compared to 28 percent for Romney, 24 percent for Newt Gingrich and about 10 percent spread among the remaining candidates. In the current MTSU Poll, 84 percent of those who said they had voted for Santorum in 2010 have now sided with Romney.

In another pattern of support for the two candidates, political independents tend to favor Romney (68 percent) over Obama (22 percent), with the rest undecided or favoring someone else. Unsurprisingly, self-described Democrats and Republicans show near total support for their parties' nominees, with 89 percent of Democrats favoring Obama and 95 percent of Republicans favoring Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at wkrn.com ...


TOPICS: US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; redstates; tn2012

1 posted on 10/27/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Woo hoo! Like those numbers!


2 posted on 10/27/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Arthurio

I guess the MSM will count that a ‘leaning Romney’.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Arthurio

Funny, I just saw an ad for President Obama in Knoxville. Keep spending that money in TN Mr. Prez.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Michigander222
Yessss.

"Most Excellent"


5 posted on 10/27/2012 12:44:13 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

But he wont be visiting LOL!


6 posted on 10/27/2012 12:44:18 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Arthurio

Why would 21% of White evangelical Christians support a homosexual Marxist Moslem?


7 posted on 10/27/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Funny, I just saw an ad for President Obama in Knoxville. Keep spending that money in TN Mr. Prez.

They've been playing since around the first debate. I don't get it, but you're right, keep on buying them.

8 posted on 10/27/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (I am not going to vote for Romney..... I already have.)
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To: Arthurio

The 2008 results for TN were:

McCain: 56.9%

Obama: 41.8%

So Romney’s doing better than McCain did, assuming the current numbers hold up.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Funny, I just saw an ad for President Obama in Knoxville. Keep spending that money in TN Mr. Prez.

I saw that too. I told my husband Obama just spent a ton of money on ESPN trying to reach people in TN and SC. Like he has a chance in either state.

I guess it prooves,once again, that he has no idea how to budget money and use it most effectively.

10 posted on 10/27/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: Cowboy Bob; All

Probably for the same reason that many would support a person who must wear “holy underwear” for certain events, and believes that a guy who found some “sacred plates” in 19th Century USA is Jesus’ prophet.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 12:50:05 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Amntn

Sorry. prooves = proves.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: gleeaikin
I see I hit a nerve! LOL

Go save your Messiah. He needs you! :)

13 posted on 10/27/2012 1:03:48 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Arthurio

Based on my observation of yard signs....compared to 2008...I am surprised that Romney’s percentage is not much higher!


14 posted on 10/27/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: gleeaikin

This election is not about underwear...


15 posted on 10/27/2012 1:13:55 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Arthurio
No Campaigning activity on TV or Radio
Little Signage and Bumperstickers

I'm Luv’n this Election in Tennessee

16 posted on 10/27/2012 1:18:21 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Michigander222

Also, said underwear will never be pulled down in the Oval Office for any hussies.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 1:22:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: HangnJudge

“No Campaigning activity on TV or Radio”

No such luck in California. Obama ads running all the time here. I’ve also seen some ads from the RNC, Conservative Majority and Americans for Prosperity.

I’ve seen several signs and bumper stickers for Romney/Ryan and only a few for the Communist. I never put up signs or use bumper stickers because the libtards will tear up your stuff, so I’m a little surprised to see so many.

BTW, I’m not saying Romney will win the state just that things have changed. Also, I’m happy the Communist is spending funds here.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Arthurio

Nobody ever mentions WV, but just for the record Romney will take WV in a landslide. Practically everybody in the state is a Tea Party member.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Coal gets the headlines but guns are the make or break issue in WV. It cost Gore critical EVs in 2000 and all subsequent national races will follow the pattern.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

Yes, guns are one of the hot button issues, but so is gay marriage and abortion. The social issues are extremely important to W. Virginians. Coal, as you say, gets the press, but I know my people and they won’t vote for obama. Our Tea Party is made up of both parties and union members. They won’t sacrifice their values, even to a job. AFAIK, obama has not set a foot in WV.....ever.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

If only it translates downballot. IIRC, the GOP hasn’t won the WV legislature since 1929 (back when it was a heavily GOP state, before FDR and the UMW turned it into a stagnant and corrupt Democrat backwater). Be nice to turn out the all-Democrat statewide bench and take Rahall and Manchin’s seats, too.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 8:47:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The state ghoul for our Tea Party is to work to flip the state house to GOP, or at least conservative. Like so many small states, the good ole boy network is entrenched in Charleston. We are changing that slowly with every election and we won’t stop. We are working to elect conservatives (GOP) down-ticket, especially locally, so those people will be in the stable to move on up in future elections.
We have a list of candidates that we are supporting and we hand out that list to our friends, family and neighbors. Our own leader is running for a Dist. Delegate (former Marine and one who can go far.)He has been in Charleston for three years just about every week, lobbying for our county as a private citizen. They already know him well.

Don’t know if Manchin can be beat. Our best hope for him is to shame him into switching parties. He’s a conservative, but has let the dems corrupt his values. He is loved by most folks in WV.

Don’t worry, the dems strangle hold on WV is coming unraveled.


23 posted on 10/28/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

I’m baffled by this claim that Manchin is a Conservative. His voting record has demonstrated he is quite certainly very liberal. Did you know he scored an 85% liberal rating from the ACU in 2011 ?


24 posted on 10/28/2012 8:30:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

As I recall he did the liberal flip flop when he started running to replace the Byrd. When he ran for governor he was pro-life, pro-gun rights and anti-gay marriage. He ran the state as gov. as a fiscal conservative and balanced the budget leaving a surplus. He grew up in the coal fields and those folks are very socially conservative (religious). Knowing Joe, I feel that he is not happy with what he has done and has a guilt over it. That is why I keep writing to him with suggestions that he needs to repent and come over to the right side. He knows me and knows that I will preach to him. He is surely in need of repentance.


25 posted on 10/28/2012 10:27:06 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Still, it’s hard to take someone seriously as a “Conservative” when they’re voting wrong 85% of the time. Most of us here don’t much tolerate someone who votes 15% wrong, let alone 85%, and if he switched, it would be absurdly hypocrital of him given his voting record, and grossly opportunistic. I’d vote for Raese, even though he’s probably not the best candidate to run. It’s appalling WV hasn’t voted for a GOP Senator since 1956 (which holds the record for a state that has gone the longest without one at present).


26 posted on 10/28/2012 10:59:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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