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Tennessee Senate

Candidates

Lamar Alexander*

Lamar Alexander* (R)*

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Bob Tuke

Bob Tuke (D)

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Polling Data

PollDateSampleAlexander (R)Tuke (D)Spread
Final Results----65.231.6Alexander +33.6
RCP Average9/15 - 10/22--57.032.5Alexander +24.5
Research 200010/21 - 10/22600 LV5937Alexander +22
Rasmussen10/16 - 10/16500 LV6234Alexander +28
Middle Tn. State U.9/15 - 9/27635 A5026Alexander +24
Mason-Dixon9/22 - 9/24625 LV5733Alexander +24

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Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 6,156,719 
Registered Voters: No party registration
Occupation: Blue Collar 30.2% | White Collar 55.6% | Gray Collar 14.2%
Race: White 79.2% | Black 16.3 % | Hispanic 2.2% | Asian 1.0%

Previous Election Results

Senate
2006: Corker (R) 51, Ford (D) 48
2002: Alexander (R) 54, Clement (D) 44
2000: Frist (R) 65, Clark (D) 32
1996: Thompson (R) 61, Gordon (D) 37

President
2004: Bush (R) 57, Kerry (D) 43
2000: Bush (R) 51, Gore (D) 47
1996: Clinton (D) 48, Dole (R) 46

Race Summary

Lamar Alexander, who served as governor from 1978-1986, is heavily favored to retain his seat for a second term.

Former state Democratic Party Chairman Bob Tuke won 32% in the six-candidate August 7 Democratic primary.

Tennessee gave Pres. Bush a 14-point victory in 2004, after he won by just 4 points in 2000. Bill Clinton carried the state twice.

Polling Data

PollDateSampleAlexander (R)Tuke (D)Spread
Final Results----65.231.6Alexander +33.6
RCP Average9/15 - 10/22--57.032.5Alexander +24.5
Research 200010/21 - 10/22600 LV5937Alexander +22
Rasmussen10/16 - 10/16500 LV6234Alexander +28
Rasmussen9/29 - 9/29500 LV5632Alexander +24
Middle Tn. State U.9/15 - 9/27635 A5026Alexander +24
Mason-Dixon9/22 - 9/24625 LV5733Alexander +24
Ayres McHenry (R)*8/10 - 8/12500 RV6030Alexander +30