MTSU poll finds Trump leading Clinton among Tennessee voters

Courtesy: MTSU
Courtesy: MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — A poll by Middle Tennessee State University has found that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton among Tennessee voters.

Here is a look at the four-way race of likely voters in Tennessee, if the election were held today:

  • Trump (Republican) — 48 percent
  • Clinton (Democrat) — 36 percent
  • Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) — 5 percent
  • Jill Stein (Green Party) — 1 percent
  • Undecided/leaning Trump — 2 percent
  • Undecided/leaning Clinton — 2 percent

The remainder of likely voters say they will vote for someone else, that they didn’t know whom they will vote for or lean toward, or gave no answer.

“Barely half of Tennessee’s likely voters support Mr. Trump,” said Dr. Ken Blake, director of the poll at Middle Tennessee State University, “but that is more than enough for him to decisively defeat his opponents and win the state’s 11 electoral college votes.”

The poll was conducted between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. among registered voters in Tennessee. They were surveyed via random telephone calls to landline and mobile phones and MTSU cites the margin of error as 4 percentage points.

Click here to view an interactive graphic summarizing the results.