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.

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