New poll: Bredesen leads Blackburn for U.S. Senate seat

Early polling for the Tennessee U.S. Senate race has Phil Bredesen out in front of Marsha Blackburn, according to data provided by MTSU. (Middle TN St. U.)

Phil Bredesen is attracting more cross-party voters in his U.S. Senate run according to the most recent poll numbers produced by Middle Tennessee State University.

Bredesen garnered 45 percent of registered voters in conducted polling while Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn got 35 percent and 17 percent were undecided, the data revealed.

Poll director Ken Blake said both candidates have ground make up with four months of campaigning still ahead along with a double-digit group of voters who have not made their choice.

"Twenty percent of Republicans said they would vote for Bredesen, said Dr. Jason Reineke, poll associate director, while only 5 percent of Democrats said they would vote for Blackburn."

In the Tennessee governor's race both Randy Boyd and Diane Black posted 30 percent rates while Democrat Karl Dean has 26 percent followed by Republican Beth Harwell with 23 percent.

Pollsters kept President Donald Trump's approval rating at 50 percent- the same as it was in the last poll taken in October- with 41 percent of voters disapproving of his job in Washington.

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