The same Triton Research poll mentioned in the Tennessee Senate snip above also tested the open Governor’s race. For the Republicans, US Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) holds a 22-12% lead over former state Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd. State House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) attracts 6%, just ahead of former state Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) and ex-Higher Education Commissioner Bill Lee who both garner 4% support. The Democratic field was not tested in this survey. Two-term Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is ineligible to run for re-election.
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