Poll Has Sen. Alexander Up 3-to-1 Over Tea Party Rivals

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 01:45 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The plan to oust two-term U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee by offering alternative GOP and tea party candidates appears to be fizzling.

A new poll paid for by Alexander shows he leads three-to-one over his Republican primary opponents and other possible tea party candidates, The Tennessean reports.

The poll of 600 likely Republican voters shows Alexander leading state Rep. Joe Carr, 64 percent to 22 percent, in a hypothetical matchup.

But other tea party candidates may still enter the contest. One of those considering a bid, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, is polling ahead of Carr.

In a one-on-one contest between Alexander and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, a tea party suppoter who is considering running, Alexander would grab 62 percent of the vote compared to 23 for Burchett, the poll found.

The survey also revealed that another tea party hopeful, Brenda Lenard, who ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in last year’s GOP primary, would also be trounced by Alexander, 69 percent to 16 percent.

Alexander has been under attack for being his voting record with Carr calling him the “most liberal” of the nine Republicans representing the Volunteer State in Washington.

Related: Tennessee Tea Party Groups Rally Against Alexander

Tea party activists recently criticized him for his vote in support of the immigration reform measure that passed the Senate.

The poll was conducted by North Star Opinion Research.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: Voters Prefer 'Anyone Else' but Hillary, Romney in 2016 Election

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 11:40 AM

When it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, Americans are fed up with politics as usual and searching for someone new. . . .

NRA Spends $4M on Ads To Help GOP Win Senate

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 10:24 AM

The National Rifle Association is shelling out $4 million on TV commercials as it sets its sights on helping Republican  . . .

SD Ex-Gov. Rounds: "I'm Not Taking the Senate Race For Granted"

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 06:47 AM

Despite opinions voiced by numerous national pundits that Republicans are assured of picking up the seat of retiring Sou . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved