The Mason-Dixon Tennessee Poll was conducted for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Chattanooga Times Free Press by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. from September 25 through September 27, 2006. A total of 625 registered Tennessee voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election.
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Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter turn-out by county.
The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if the entire population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a regional or gender grouping.
Men 306 (49%) Women 319 (51%)
Whites 527 (84%) Blacks 88 (14%) Other/Refused 10 (2%)
East Tennessee 230 interviews
Middle Tennessee 225 interviews
West Tennessee 170 interviews
INDEPENDENT OR OTHER 28%
STATEWIDE NAME RECOGNITION
Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ________?
If the 2006 election for Tennessee’s U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:
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