Prediction: Blackburn can pull out a win

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Marsha Blackburn campaign ad stillA conservative congresswoman, down a few points in polling, remains positioned to win a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, predicts a longtime political analyst.

There were no surprises in last week's Republican and Democratic primaries in the Volunteer State, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn easily won the GOP nomination and the state's former governor, Phil Bredesen (pictured below), won the Democratic nomination.

Voters will decide which of the two well-known politicians will succeed Bob Corker, the former Chattanooga mayor who is not seeking re-election.

According to a compilation of polls by RealClearPolitics, Bredesen currently has a four-and-a-half point lead over Blackburn.

Phil BredesenDr. Charles Dunn, professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, says Blackburn has one advantage heading into November: the support of President Trump.

Comparing the Democrat and his Republican opponent, Dunn says Tennessee voters are observing an "old, wealthy, Harvard-educated man" versus a "dynamic, young Republican woman," who now has the President's endorsement.

So, despite the current polling, Dunn says Blackburn is in a better position than Bredesen.

The polling at RealClearPolitics shows only two polls, July polling from Emerson and a Mason-Dixon poll from April, that showed Bredesen with a 43-37 and 46-43 advantage, respectively, over Blackburn. 

While pointing out that it's been difficult for Democrats to win a statewide office in Tennessee, RealClearPolitics considers the Senate election a toss-up likely due to the close polling numbers.  

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If I were a Christian in California – and AB 2943 were to become law – I would:

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts found
  Microsoft: Conservative groups targeted by Russian hackers
US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany
Rioters at UNC campus pull down Confederate statue
Colorado man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths
Trump wants states to set emission standards

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Progressives don't want blacks thinking
‘White Rage,’ Black Lives Matter: How one professor teaches U.S. history
South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms in land redistribution program
No, Purdue’s dorm rooms are not like prisons
College offers class on 'consequences' of whiteness

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Trump salutes ICE agents, Border Patrol

Trump salutes ICE, Border PatrolPresident Donald Trump has pledged his renewed support for federal immigration agents despite the efforts of open borders extremists.