Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Razor Tight and Not So

The United States Senate race in Tennessee looks like it is going to go down to the wire. Most recent polls show that Democratic nominee Harold Ford, Jr. leading GOP pick Bob Corker by the slimmest of margins.

The "Trends in Black Races" shows that Congressman Ford is holding on to 1.7% lead when the last three polls are averaged out. But in the most recent survey, the Middle Tennessee University Poll, Ford trails the Chattanooga mayor by only one point.

While the Ford/Corker race is razor tight other major races featuring African American candidates are not so close. Our "Trends in Black Races" shows Democratic nominee for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Maryland Lt. Governor and GOP nominee for the US Senate Michael Steele with the best chances to win. Patrick is up by an average of 33.2%, but Steele is down to Democratic pick Rep. Ben Cardin in his race by an average of five points.

To check the campaigns of Lynn Swann and Ken Blackwell and other candidates and their campaigns click here and review the "Black Races".


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