The Tennessee Star Poll released earlier this week revealed some important information about the current attitudes of likely Republican primary voters in Tennessee. Among the key results:
- 86 percent of likely Republican primary voters in Tennessee approve of President Trump’s job performance.
- No gubernatorial candidate has more than 10 percent support and the race is wide open.
- Senator Bob Corker’s re-election bid is in trouble.
- Rep. Marsha Blackburn is statistically tied in a one-on-one matchup with Senator Corker in a potential 2018 Republican U.S. Senate primary.
- Opposition to in-state tuition for illegal aliens is close to unanimous: 84 percent to 11 percent.
- A Republican gubernatorial candidate who promises to repeal the gas tax increase is more likely to receive the support of 48 percent of likely Republican primary voters and less likely to receive the support of 29 percent of likely Republican primary voters.
- 57 percent of likely Republican primary voters support constitutional carry.
The Tennessee Star Poll will be conducted periodically between now and the August 2018 Republican primary to provide current insights into voter opinion among Tennessee’s likely Republican primary voters.
The next poll is scheduled to be conducted and released in September of this year.
The June 2017 edition of The Tennessee Star Poll was conducted by Triton Polling and Research of 1,007 likely Republican primary voters contacted by automated (IVR) telephone survey. It has a 3.1 percent margin of error.
You can read the complete top line results of the June 2017 edition of The Tennessee Star Poll of likely Tennessee Republican primary conducted between May 31 and June 5 here:Tennessee Star Poll of Likely Republican Primary Voters Released June 6 2017