Skip to comments.Ford Losing Ground in TN
Posted on 03/06/2006 10:00:44 PM PST by davidlee
I knew my neighbors 30 miles to the north would come to their senses and turn on that bum. I've always thought that Ford is unelectable in a statewide election in TN.
Tennessee Senate: Ford (D) Loses Ground
Survey of 500 Likely Voters
February 27, 2006
Tennessee Senate Ed Bryant (R) 45% Harold Ford (D) 36%
Van Hilleary (R) 43% Harold Ford (D) 35%
Tennessee Senate Bob Corker (R) 39% Harold Ford (D) 35%
March 6, 2006--In the race to fill the Senate seat now held by departing Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R), support for Republican nominees is improving as support for Representative Harold Ford, the likely Democratic nominee, weakens.
Of the Republican candidates, Representative Ed Bryant fares best against Ford, leading 45% to 36%. In January, the Rasmussen Reports Tennessee election poll showed Bryant leading 42% to 40%.
Representative Van Hilleary leads Ford 43% to 35%. Support for Hilleary is unchanged since January, but Ford was then at 37%.
Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker leads Ford 39% to 35%. Support for both Corker and Ford has declined since January. With both men below 40% and a quarter of the voters undecided, it's hard to say either candidate is ahead in this match-up.
Respondents unaffiliated with either major party favor the Republican candidates by roughly two-to-one margins. But moderates prefer Ford over the Republicans by about the same large margins.
Ford is viewed favorably by 47%, about the same as shown by our last poll. Bryant is viewed favorably by 44%, a slight decline. Corker is viewed favorably by 38%, a six-point decline. The number of voters who view Hilleary favorably is unchanged at 51%.
Ford enjoys the second-highest favorable rating of the four candidates in our poll. But he also has the highest unfavorable rating.
I say this with some hesitation because Harold Ford comes off as a Moderate Democrat that (unlike the rest of his Party) places his Country ahead of Politics.
I'm sure I will be flamed for this comment, but in truth, I wish we had more Harold Ford's than Barak Obama's
I might disagree with Barak Obama on every Social issue, but when it comes to National Security and Common Sense, Harold Ford is to the right of 98% of the Democrats and 35% of the Republicans
The only thing Ford has going for him, is he's a strong supporter of the WOT, unlike the rest of the Democrat party, who are largely against it, save for the former Senator Zell Miller and Lieberman. Harold Ford comes off as a moderate because it comes with the territory. He's from an area of TN that is largely right-of-center by nature.
Absolutely, and on social issues like the partial birth abortion ban for instance, Ford supported the ban. His moral clarity is pointed in the right direction because of his constituents. Barack Obama is typical of your usual Liberal. On national issues, he generally obfuscates his positions just to appeal to more people, but on issues near and dear to his constituents back home, he's a flaming Liberal. Just like Hillary!, of all people.
I find myself wishing I lived in places like Spring City, Charlotte, Monroe, and High Point
I have to admit that Ford probably is to the right of the RINO'S.
Her biggest beef with the President is understandably the No Child Left Behind Act.
Trenton is a small community, but it's churned out alot of Republican votes.
Trenton is 92 miles from Memphis to the northeast. It's in the 8th congressional district; Ford's is the 9th congressional district.
Ford is from West Tennessee, the flat part of the state that includes the Mississippi river delta-- cotton country. That area of the state is heavily Democratic. Memphis is majority black and the blacks there vote overwhelmingly Democrat, by margins of way over 90 percent. Memphis politics is dominated by Democrats. Ford Jr.'s area of Tennessee is left-of-center compared to nearly the entire rest of the state. His area of the state voted for Gore but overall Gore lost TN (his home state) because of the voters in the rest of the state.
Ford Jr. does a good job of appearing centrist on television before a national audience, but don't be fooled-- if you look at his voting record he is no centrist.
I think it'll be Van Hilleary vs. Ford in the election, and Ford will be defeated by close to a 60/40 margin.
Project Vote Smart is your friend. Check out Ford's voting record. Interesting information there.
Ford sounded desperate on Imus today.
The American Conservative Union gives Harold an 18% lifetime rating on right of center issues over 8 years.
"Project Vote Smart is your friend. Check out Ford's voting record. Interesting information there."
I do not get your point.
>>Ford Jr. does a good job of appearing centrist on television before a national audience, but don't be fooled-- if you look at his voting record he is no centrist.
You can say that again. Here are his voting stats from the American Conservative Union. 100 = perfect score.
Representative Harold Ford, Jr. (D)
Tennessee, District 9
2004 Score - 21
Previous Year's Score - 35
Lifetime Score - 19
Years of Service - 8
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