TN Poll: Trump 29, Carson 25, Cruz 14, Rubio 12

Richard Locker has transcribed the Vanderbilt poll results for the two presidential primaries:

If Tennessee’s presidential primary elections were held today, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton would win their respective party primaries, according to the newest Vanderbilt University poll released Friday.

Among Tennessee Republican voters, the billionaire New York businessman would win a 29 percent plurality, followed by neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson at 25 percent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 14 percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 12 percent, former Florida governor Jeb Bush at 6 percent and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 2 percent, the poll indicates.

…The Vanderbilt poll found Trump’s highest support among people who identify themselves as tea party Republicans: 33 percent of those voters favor Trump, while 21 percent said they would vote for Carson, 18 percent for Cruz, 12 percent for Rubio and 5 percent for Bush. Among non-tea party Republicans, 28 percent favored Carson, 27 percent Trump, 13 percent Rubio, 10 percent Cruz and 7 percent Bush.

Among Tennessee Democratic voters, 48 percent said they would vote for Clinton…28 percent said they favor U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 10 percent said they don’t know yet, 3 percent favored former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, 4 percent said none of the candidates or that they wouldn’t vote, and the remainder named someone else.

The poll questioned 1,013 registered voters Nov. 11-23 and overall has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent. The poll included 495 registered voters who identified themselves as Republicans — that portion of the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percent — and 346 who identified themselves as Democrats — and that portion has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.7 percent.