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MTSU Poll Finds Trump Leading Clinton In Tenn.

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 13:42:43-04

A poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University finds republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leading among Tennessee voters.

MTSU released the results of its latest poll Tuesday and has Trump leading democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 48 percent to 36 percent.

“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.” 

Additionally, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 5 percent, with the Green Party’s Jill Stein coming in with 1 percent.

Four percent of those polled were undecided, with the remainder of likely voters saying they would vote for someone else, but did not know for whom.

The poll was conducted from September 28 through October 2 following the first presidential debate. 

Forty-three percent of registered voters said they expect Clinton to win as opposed to Trump’s 35 percent. However, 21 percent said they’re not sure who will win in November.