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Call it an outlier; call it fool's gold, call it wishful thinking, call it an early poll--but you have to call this poll something:

"President Barack Obama has pulled into a virtual tie with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in traditionally conservative Tennessee, according to a new Vanderbilt University pol.

The poll also found that Tennesseans weren’t thrilled with the Republican-led General Assembly’s frequent focus on social, cultural and religious issues this year.

...“Tennessee is clearly a red state,” said John Geer, a professor of political science at Vanderbilt. “But these data show that the public is much more moderate than our state legislature.”

The poll of 1,002 Tennessee residents who are 18 and older found 42 percent would vote for Romney and 41 percent for Obama if the election were held now."

If nothing else, a poll like this could force Romney and his various corporate ATMs to bleed a little money in "safe" GOP areas.

Gobama!!

Originally posted to joelgp on Sun May 20, 2012 at 07:02 AM PDT.

Also republished by Southern Action.

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