Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, in a series of polls for the Save the Children Action Network (3/7-14; 600 TN registered voters), surveyed the Volunteer State gubernatorial primaries. For the Republicans, US Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) jumps out to the early lead, with 25% preference followed by Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd, who posts 20% support. Williamson County businessman Bill Lee, and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) follow with 7 and 6 percent, respectively.
On the Democratic side, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean opens up with a large lead, registering 41% among those stating a preferred candidate. State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) had just 11% support. The Tennessee primaries are not until August 2nd, so much time remains for these nomination races to change.
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