MTSU poll shows Trump leading Clinton among Tennessee voters

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University shows Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton, according to a release from the school.

MTSU poll graphicThe poll consisted of a four-way race of likely voters in Tennessee, according to the release.

You can seen an interactive breakdown of the poll results here.

Here are the results:
Trump (Republican) — 48 percent
Clinton (Democrat) — 36 percent
Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) — 5 percent
Jill Stein (Green Party) — 1 percent
Undecided/leaning Trump — 2 percent
Undecided/leaning Clinton — 2 percent

The remainder of likely voters say they will vote for someone else, that they don’t know whom they will vote for or lean toward, or give no answer, according to the release.

The poll was conducted between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 following the first presidential candidate debate, according to the release. Registered voters in Tennessee were surveyed via random telephone calls to landline and mobile phones. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

Likely voters were identified from among those participants by their responses to a series of questions about past voting behavior and intention of voting in the November general election, the release states. The poll captured responses from 600 registered voters, from whom 472 (79 percent) were identified as likely voters.

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