Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) has not yet committed to running for a fourth term but releasing his new North Star Opinion Research poll (11/26-29; 600 TN likely voters) provides a good indication that he is looking to do so. According to the new survey, the Senator’s favorability index, the only numbers placed in the public domain, finds him at a very high 65:22% favorable to unfavorable. In the eastern Tennessee region, his ratio soars even higher to 72:18%. The third quarter Morning Consult approval ratings, however, posted Mr. Alexander to only a 43:33% overall positive rating.
The 78-year old Senator says he will make his political plans public before the end of this year. In 2014, he won re-nomination over state Rep. Joe Carr (R), 50-41%, and secured a landslide 62-32% victory in the 2014 general election.
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