Poll finds 64 percent of TN GOP voters want Corker to retire

A poll of likely Tennessee Republican primary voters, commissioned by the Senate Conservatives Fund, found 64 percent want Bob Corker to retire from the U.S. Senate while 24 percent said he should run for reelection with 12 percent undecided, according to Breitbart News.

The poll also found that Blackburn – who has been endorsed by SCF – would be strongly favored to defeat Corker and U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher a hypothetical three-way Republican U.S. Senate  The results: 49 percent for Blackburn, 26 percent for Corker and 9 percent for Fincher.

The poll of 600 respondents was conducted between February 12 and 13 and has a margin of error of 4.0 percent, a spokesperson for SCF confirmed to Breitbart News on Wednesday.

 “Looking at the favorable and unfavorable opinions that Republican primary voters have of Corker and Blackburn, it’s clear that if Corker runs, it will be at his own peril.” the SCF email noted.

“While Corker has a negative net image (-2%), Blackburn has a very positive net image (+43%),” the email said of the poll results:


Very Favorable – 18%

Somewhat Favorable – 29%

Somewhat Unfavorable – 27%

Very Unfavorable – 22%

Not Sure / No Opinion – 4%


Very Favorable – 36%

Somewhat Favorable – 28%

Somewhat Unfavorable – 10%

Very Unfavorable – 11%

Not Sure / No Opinion – 15%

“While many in the swamp are cheering the idea of Senator Corker running again, Republican voters in Tennessee are not,” the SCF email concluded.

4 Responses to Poll finds 64 percent of TN GOP voters want Corker to retire

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    It’s best for Corker if he does step down. I don’t always agree with him but he has served the people of the state with distinction. There is not another Republican in the U.S. Senate who is as knowledgeable about international affairs as Corker is. He and other Republicans who still care about honor, integrity and representing all Americans to the best of their abilities should kiss the GOP goodbye and form a new party. The Republican Party of yesterday is dead and can never be resurrected.

  • Bob Miles says:

    Those that make up the 64% that want him to retire is probably his friends, because there are many more that will not vote for him.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Cheer up Leslie, it’s still too easy for wealthy candidates with little or no record of political involvement, and certainly no record of involvement in the conservative movement, to purchase millions of dollars of adds that attests to their “conservative” convictions. Watch the campaigns of Bill Lee, John Rose, and Bob Corlew to see what I mean.

    So long as Tennessee has a terrible electoral system characterized by open primaries and no runoffs and there are so many low information voters who insist on voting in the Republican primaries you will find we have an endless stream of “Bob Corkers” to satisfy you.

  • Steve L. says:

    Corker is political history. I hope and pray that Blackburn, who early on was very critical of President Trump, has turned over the RINO leaf.

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