A new poll released today by the economic advocacy group Club for Growth revealed that Third District Congressional Candidate Robin Smith has a "commanding" lead among those seeking the Republican nomination.
The poll, conducted on July 12 by Basswood Research, gave Smith a 22 point lead over her nearest competitor, Chattanooga Trial Lawyer Chuck Fleischmann. Analysis of the results revealed, "In addition to her overall support on the ballot, Smith has the highest favorability rating among the candidates, and the best favorable-to-unfavorable ratio. Smith leads by double digits in every geographic region of the district, and among all ideological and demographic subgroups. She has a strong lead among both those who associate themselves with the Tea Party movement and those who do not. In short, Robin Smith is well on her way to victory."