Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam receives his highest level of support so far following his Republican primary victory last Thursday in the race for governor of Tennessee.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Volunteer State shows Haslam earning 56% support. Democrat Mike McWherter, a businessman and son of a former governor, picks up 31%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.
Haslam won 48% of the vote in last week’s GOP primary to defeat Congressman Zach Wamp and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey.
In June, Haslam was the only Republican of the three to reach 50% support against McWherter, who was unchallenged for the democratic nomination. In the first survey of the race back in March, Haslam held a 45% to 27% edge over McWherter.
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