Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) has overtaken Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in the race for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker (R), a new poll shows.
What does the poll show?
Blackburn leads Bredesen by 4 points, according to a new Gravis survey, 48 percent to 44 percent. Eight percent of the 620 likely voters, conducted Aug. 9-13, were unsure who they will support in November.
The development is significant because most early polling showed Bredesen, a moderate Democrat and popular former governor of the state, leading Blackburn. In fact, according to Real Clear Politics, previous polls showed Bredesen with hefty leads, including a 10-point margin in March.
That means the Republican congresswoman has made considerable inroads with Tennessee voters in recent months. It also shows Tennesseans are comfortable with Blackburn's brand of politics, which is that of a Republican ideologue who does not waver from President Donald Trump's "Make America …