TN GOV Poll is Out

…and it’s a sight to behold.

Tom Humphrey got the early coverage on the poll, but there are some interesting things to be learned beyond the basic numbers for the Governor’s race, which as of right now, don’t look too promising for Democrats.

Haslam, Ramsey, and Wamp show up ahead of either Democratic candidate by hefty margins.

Interestingly, Bill Gibbons wasn’t mentioned in the poll. Braisted reports he’s got a presser tomorrow. Wonder what that might be about…hrmmm.

Generally, Tennesseans are not too happy with President Obama’s performance, or policies. No surprise there either.

But these two items really lit my candle:

10* Regardless of how Congress is doing overall, does your local representative in Congress deserve to be reelected?
36% Yes
36% No
28% Not sure

11* Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected this November or if most of them were defeated?
15% Better if most incumbents were reelected
67% Better if most incumbents were defeated
18% Not sure

Looks like it’s a bad year to be an incumbent.

As for the Governor’s race, it’s still early yet, and there are some freshly irritated nerves out there. The poll was conducted Monday, right after the passage of the Health Care Reform package, so some of the numbers could be a reaction to that.

As Politics Daily pointed out, a recent MTSU poll showed that most Tennesseans couldn’t name a single gubernatorial candidate. That leaves some upside for the Democrats seeking the office, as will the time and space away from the overheated healthcare debate that’s got Tennesseans fidgeting.

2 comments for “TN GOV Poll is Out

  1. stevesteffens
    March 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    This is a Rasmussen poll, where every day is a good day for Republicans, whether it actually is or not. However, even if one would say that they are off by 3-5 points, it still does not look promising for a Democratic candidate.

    If Gibbons DOES get out tomorrow, Haslam wins the primary, because 2/3 of Shelby's GOP will get behind him. That will be that, I believe.

  2. captainkona
    March 25, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I'm calling this one already. Wamp and McWherter

    At least that's what I'm hoping for. Wamp has the longest history of being a complete and total asshole and dirt digging will be easy (remember C Street). He could also be painted as one of those “incumbents” who needs to go while McWherter can't be.

    I feel Repig voters will choose Wamp for several reasons:
    1) He's an idiot and will appeal to most Republicans in our fair state.
    2) He's enough of an idiot to appeal to Tea Baggers.
    3) He has the most experience in big league politics.
    4) He has name recognition. (that hick name of his will linger)
    5) He has a healthy bank account.

    One thing is for sure. If the TNDP doesn't get off their sorry asses and put the word out (in the MSM, not just their website) we're gonna be mega-fucked. Imagine Wamp as Gov and that Gerbil-faced geek, wassizname, as Speaker. Ouch!

    LWC: 2/3 of Shelby's GOP is an important stat. I'll keep that in mind. 🙂

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