CBS online poll has Blackburn up by 8 points

Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks at a business forum in Nashville on Aug. 15, 2018 (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

A new online YouGov poll by CBS News finds Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn leading Democrat Phil Bredesen by 8 percentage points among likely voters in Tennessee, 50%-42%.

The survey was conducted Oct. 2 through Oct. 5 has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. YouGov gets a B rating from polling site FiveThirtyEight.com.

In the poll was conducted on the eve of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, 47% said they would vote to confirm him, while 30% said they wold vote against. Bredesen announced Friday that he would have voted for the confirmation, upsetting some of his more liberal supporters in the process.

The Kavanaugh controversy made 55% of respondents more motivated to vote this year, while 4% said it would make them less so. Forty-one percent said it had no impact.

Among the respondents 61% approved of President Donald Trump’s job performance, while 39% disapproved. Asked what they wanted to see out of their next senator, 25% said they want a conservative who is independent from Trump while another 25% said they want a progressive who is independent from the president. Meanwhile 34% said they want someone who supports Trump as much as they can, while 16% said they are looking for someone who opposes the president as much as they can.

The poll’s sample included 53% who said they tend to vote Republican, 35% Democrats, and 9% independents.

10 Responses to CBS online poll has Blackburn up by 8 points

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Now that’s more like it! I assume a closer look at the Democrats and their disheveled followers during the Kavanaugh nomination has convinced more and more Republicans and right leaning independents they better stay home and vote for Marsha. One begins to appreciate the brilliance of the Republicans in enduring the disruptions and assaults while doing little to stop the hooligans from doing their thing in front of the TV cameras. Thank-you George Soros, may we have another?

    • MarLE says:

      yes….timing is every thing and her poll fortunes are improving as a result of Not Being A Democrat! It is THE winning message.

  • June landrum says:

    Is it true that financial support for Bredesen has been pulled by either dnc or senate Democrats. Heard it on tv but nothing in newspaper. Can anyone confirm?

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Mysteriously my informative response to your question has disappeared. POOOF! This is the first time this has ever happened as far as I know. Do we have some new rules that I somehow violated?

  • June landrum says:

    Is it true that financial support for Bredesen has been pulled by either dnc or senate Democrats. Heard it on tv but nothing in newspaper. Can anyone confirm?

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      The only thing I have been able to find on this is that what CNBC calls the largest Democratic super PAC, Priorities USA Action has indicated that Phil will not receive its financial support because of Bredesen’s announcement of tepid support for Kavanaugh after he was virtually certain that Kavanaugh would be confirmed by the Senate. Apparently this is the only organization that has announced a withdrawal of financial support for Bredesen. As a matter of fact “withdrawal” does not quite capture it insofar as Priorities USA Action has not given any money to Bredesen during this campaign in the first place.

      Liberals needn’t worry, however, that Phil will lose because of lack of money. Majority Forward and its super PAC Senate Majority PAC that spends millions to elect liberal Democrats to the Senate has already spent some $5.7 million in support of Bredesen has announced that it will continue its financial support despite Phil’s belated tepid, almost obligatory support for Kavanaugh. You have to admire the leftists who run that PAC for not letting themselves be distracted from the importance that a Bredesen victory would have to the liberal cause.

  • James White says:

    but , but, but, Taylor Swift can’t be wrong!

  • Eddie White says:

    After reading why Taylor Swift does not like Marsha Blackburn, it confirmed the very reasons I am voting for Marsha Blackburn!

  • Silence Dogood says:

    Making America Great Again one Senator at a time! A vote for Marsha is a vote to marginalize the Fascist Left.

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