Tennessee: Scottie Mayfield up Against Chuck Fleischman in Early Poll

Posted April 17, 2012 at 2:12pm

In Tennessee’s 3rd district GOP primary, dairy magnate Scottie Mayfield led freshman Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischman and 25-year-old entrepreneur Weston Wamp in a survey conducted for Mayfield’s campaign.

In a poll of 400 likely Republican primary voters in the newly configured district, 34 percent said they’d vote for Mayfield; 25 percent for Wamp, the son of former Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.); and 25 percent for Fleischman. Seventeen percent of those surveyed were undecided.

All three candidates have relatively strong name identification in the district, making this a truly competitive primary.

The Congressman’s favorable-unfavorable breakdown was 42 percent to 19 percent; Wamp’s was 30 percent to 11 percent; and Mayfield’s was 48 percent to 6 percent.

The live telephone-interview poll, conducted from April 3-5 by Whit Ayres and Dan Judy of North Star Opinion Research, used a relatively tight likely voter screen. It polled those 3rd district Republicans who said that they were likely to vote in the Aug. 2 primary and also said they had voted in a recent Congressional or presidential primary. The survey’s margin of error was 4.9 points.

Roll Call rates the 3rd district race as Safe Republican.

Read the campaign’s press release and polling memo here:

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