Republican challenger Mitt Romney gets a majority of the votes of likely voters over Democratic President Barack Obama in Tennessee, 52% Romney to 43% Obama, in a YouGov poll of 484 likely voters from the Volunteer state (recontacted from an initial September poll).
Tennessee’s likely voters are moderately partisan in their approach, with 86% of Democrats sticking with Obama, and 86% of Republicans voting for Romney.
Romney has a strong lead among likely voters who are Independents, 57% Romney-35% Obama.
Women in Tennessee slightly favor the challenger, 51% Romney-45% Obama, while men favor the challenger, 53%-41%.
Romney leads in Middle Tennessee (59%-37%), East Tennessee (56%-37%) and the Nashville area (56%-40%), while Obama leads in the Memphis area and West Tennessee (62%-34%)
The oldest likely voters in Tennessee age 65+ favor Romney over Obama (59% Romney-36% Obama), and Romney also leads among Tennessee’s Baby Boomers, but by a narrower 53%-42% margin. Obama leads among likely voters age 30-44, 55% Obama-38% Romney.
Romney maintains a solid, albeit narrowing lead among Tennessee likely voters who are Independents, where Romney was leading 56%-28% in September with this key swing group, and Romney leads, 57%-35% among these same Independent likely voters today.
…Incumbent Republican Senator Bob Corker holds a 48%-27% lead over Democratic Senate challenger Mark Clayton.
The full report HERE.