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CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
DFordDemocratic50%piePoll Date: 2006-10-01
RCorker^Republican45%Number Polled: 598
-Other-1%Margin of Error: 5%
-Undecided-4%Voter Type: Likely

  ^ = Incumbent Party (Current Senator Retiring)

Ford (D) maintains slim lead on Corker (R)

 By: Miamiu1027 (D-NY) - 2006-10-05 @ 23:33:17

Question: If the elections for Senator were being held today, which candidate would you vote for, Democrat Harold Ford Jr., Republican Bob Corker or another candidate?

891 Registered Voters

Harold Ford, Jr. (D) 46%
Bob Corker (R) 36%

598 Likely Voters

Harold Ford, Jr. (D) 50%
Bob Corker (R) 45%
Other 1%
No Opinion 4%

About this Poll Results are based on telephone interviews with 891 Registered voters in Tennessee, aged 18+, conducted September 27-October 1, 2006. For results based on this sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points.

Results for likely voters in Tennessee are based on the subsample of 598 survey respondents deemed most likely to vote in the November 2006 Midterm Election, according to a series of questions measuring current voting intentions and past voting behavior. For results based on the total sample of likely voters, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is +/-5 percentage points. Based on past voting history in Tennessee, turnout is assumed to be 35% of the voting age population.

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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