Raleigh, N.C. – It seems like the Tea Party is planning primary challenges to every Republican and his brother next year. Among them may be Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. But while Corker is hypothetically vulnerable on his right, two potential named opponents get blown out of the water at this early stage.
43% of the state’s GOP primary voters say they would support a generic “more conservative challenger” to Corker in next year’s primary. 38% stick with Corker. Except with the 45% plurality who say they are very conservative, Corker easily beats this unnamed foe, but the farthest right favor the conservative by a 66-24 margin.