Poll shows Alexander and Haslam favored to beat Democratic challengers!

Rasmussen has polled in Tennessee and reports the surprising news that Lamar Alexander (or Joe Carr) and Bill Haslam are both likely to beat Democratic opponents in November.

Here are the teaser comments from Rasmussen’s public website and links if you wish to pay to seek the full poll results. (I’m holding off until, maybe, they do a Republican primary poll.)

Lamar leads Democrats
Incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander and his Republican primary challenger Joe Carr both far outdistance the top two Democratic hopefuls in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, but Alexander is the stronger of the two GOP candidates.

A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Tennessee Voters finds that Alexander earns 50% support versus Democrat Terry Adams’ 26%. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate, while 15% are undecided. (Gordon Ball is a weaker candidate, having 25 percent support, instead of 26, versus Alexander in a November matchup.) Link HERE. Alas, they don’t even tease with the Carr versus Adams or Ball results.

Haslam leads Democrat
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has a commanding lead over his leading potential Democratic challenger in Tennessee’s 2014 gubernatorial race.

A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Tennessee Voters shows Haslam picking up 57% of the vote to former Sullivan County Commissioner John McKamey’s 27%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while 11% are undecided. Link HERE.