Tuesday, August 22, 2006

It Is Official: Harold Ford Jr. Is The Front Runner

Well folks, it is official: Harold Ford Jr. is the front runner in the race for the U.S. Senate here in Tennessee.

Yesterday evening, I posted exclusive numbers on a new poll that came out showing Congressman Ford coming now leading Bob Corker, after being down by 7 points in the last round of polling.

Ford now leads Corker 44% to 42%, with 13% of the electorate remaining undecided.

Further, Ford's favorable ratings have soared in the past two months. As the polling memo noted:

Since June, Congressman Ford’s favorable rating rose from 47% favorable/31% unfavorable to 55% favorable/29% unfavorable. During the same period, Mayor Corker’s favorable rating rose from 43% to 48% and his unfavorable rating more steeply – from 16% to 26%.

These latest poll numbers are validated by the Rasmussen poll that came out last week that showed that Ford had cut Corker's lead in half in just one month.

People are liking what they are hearing from and of Congressman Ford. The same can't be said about Bob Corker.

But who can blame them? He is tied to Big Oil. He used his office for personal profit. He won’t release his full tax returns. And he is clueless on all the major issues of the day.

Change is a coming!

Read the entire poll findings here!