President Donald Trump is solidly positioned to again carry Tennessee in his run for re-election, according to a new poll.
The four major Democratic presidential contenders are facing an uphill battle at this point in Tennessee's November general election against Trump.
Statewide, when matched against the leading Democratic contenders, Trump draws 55-57% of the vote in all instances and none of the Democrats draws support that crosses over the 40% threshold, the poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy found.
When pitted against the Democratic nominees, Trump leads Mike Bloomberg 54% to 39%, former Vice President Joe Biden 55% to 39%, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 57% to 37%, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 57% to 36% and Democrat Pete Buttigieg 55% to 38%.
The survey of 625 registered voters, conducted Jan. 30 by Mason-Dixon, indicates Tennessee will vote Republican in the November presidential election, something the state has done every cycle since 2000.
The poll shows Bloomberg has the best chance to beat Trump in Tennessee, followed closely by Biden.
Trump also polled well with independents, getting a range between 51 and 57% of the independent votes among the five candidates.
"Tennessee has voted Republican in every presidential race since 2000, and there is no evidence that will change in 2020," the report's author wrote.
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