News release from Gordon Ball CampaignBal:
Today, the Gordon Ball campaign is releasing the results of a new statewide poll of likely voters in the Tennessee U S Senate race.
The new poll shows that the Senate race has tightened considerably and that two-term incumbent Lamar Alexander with 100% name ID is below 50% entering the homestretch of the campaign. The poll shows Lamar Alexander sitting at 45 %, Gordon Ball at 32 %, Tom Emerson Jr. at 13% and 10% undecided, leading up to the November 4th election. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC, 595 likely Tennessee voters were surveyed between October 17th and 18th; the margin of error for the poll is +/-4.0%.
“The polling for Lamar has continued to drop as Sen. Alexander began his negative campaign,” Press Secretary Trace Sharp said. “Tennessee voters deserve to hear from these candidates and Sen. Alexander has refused to debate Gordon Ball or any other candidates in the race.”
Ball will appear this Thursday October 23rd at 1:30 p.m. with several independent candidates at a debate scheduled at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Nashville. The debate will be moderated by Tom Humphrey.
Gordon Ball stated, “I urge Sen. Alexander to join me and the other candidates who are willing to discuss the important issues facing our state.”
Notes: A previous poll, posted HERE, had Alexander at 53 percent, Ball at 32. Previous post of a news release on the debate is HERE. Tom Emerson. mentioned above at 13 percent in the poll, says on his website that he is “running as a tea party candidate” for the Senate seat. And, yes, it appears I will be acting as a moderator of sorts at the seven-candidate debate.