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Poll: GOP's Blackburn leads Democrat Bredesen by 5 points in Tennessee Senate race

Poll: GOP's Blackburn leads Democrat Bredesen by 5 points in Tennessee Senate race
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Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnJudiciary Committee greenlights Garland's AG nomination Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is the first step to heal our democracy Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (R-Tenn.) leads former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) by 5 points in the Tennessee Senate race heading into the final month of the campaign, according to a new poll.

A Fox News poll released Wednesday found that, among likely voters, Blackburn holds a 48-43 edge in the race to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerIt's time for Biden's Cuba GOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand MORE (R-Tenn.).

Blackburn holds a 17 point advantage among men, while Bredesen has a 5 point lead among women, according to the poll.

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While Blackburn has the edge among white voters, 54-37, Bredesen has an even stronger advantage among nonwhite voters, where he holds an overwhelming 72-19 lead, according to the poll.

The poll did not survey enough independent voters to determine who leads among that subgroup.

The poll surveyed 666 likely voters from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The poll's results show Blackburn with a wider edge than some other polling in the race. A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Blackburn's lead at less than 1 percentage point.

The Cook Political Report rates the contest as a "toss-up."

President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE held a rally in Tennessee earlier this week to drum up support for Blackburn.