…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?
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.