An internal poll from Senator Lamar Alexander’s campaign provided to News 2 upon request shows he has a comfortable lead over his opponents, including his most serious challenger State Representative Joe Carr.
They polled 600 likely Republicans across the state of Tennessee from July 27 until July 29.
With a 4 percent margin of error, the poll indicates Senator Alexander took over half the votes, coming out on top with 54 percent.
Prime challenger Carr came in next with 24 percent of the votes.
Trailing behind were George Flinn with 5 percent and Erin McGee with one.
At least 17 percent of those polled remained undecided or refused to say.
Donald Rickard, campaign manager for Joe Carr, released a short statement regarding the poll to News 2 Wednesday.
It read, in part, “The last time an incumbent felt it necessary to release internal polling showing a double-digit advantage was Eric Cantor and we all know how that story ended.”
Early voting has been underway for nearly two weeks and ends Saturday, August 2.
Election day is August 7.