Poll: 10 Percent of Tennesseans Would Vote For Me For Senate

So I'm up in Minnesota for the Super Bowl this week -- we're broadcasting Outkick live on Radio Row from the third floor of the Mall of America all week long -- but back home in Tennessee I'm receiving up to 10 percent of statewide votes for the senate race in the fall of 2018.

You'll recall that I'm contemplating running for the Senate this fall and according to a recent poll of over a thousand Tennessee voters I would get between 5.4% and 10.1% of the statewide vote as an independent candidate for Senate depending on who the Democrats and Republicans nominate.

In a three way race for Senate the results look like this:
Republican Marsha Blackburn 47.5, Democrat Phil Bredesen 37.2, Clay Travis 5.5
Republican David Fincher 34.6, Democrat Phil Bredesen 39.1, Clay Travis 10.1
That's not bad considering everyone else has actually announced for the race and I haven't. What's more, these guys and girls got the benefit of actually being associated with the Democratic or Republican parties in this poll meaning some people voted for them because of the party connection. Whereas I'm just by myself as an independent candidate.

I had nothing to do with the poll -- I actually explored doing my own poll, but I was told they cost like $50k each to run and I immediately said, "Well, fuck that," literally those were my exact words -- but the group that ran the poll sent me the breakdown of my supporters as part of the overall results they emailed to me.
47% of my supporters ID themselves as Independents and 41% ID as Republicans.

52.3% of my support comes from women.

Only 13.7% of my support comes from the 18-44 demo while 31.2% comes from those aged 65 and up.

72% of my support has a bachelor’s degree or some college education
Only 33% of the state has attained this level of education, so this means my supporters are smarter than the average voter in the state.

This makes sense because the smarter you are the more likely you are to love me.


What all these poll results prove to me is that I could definitely win if I decided to run.

My biggest obstacle?

Convincing my wife our family could live on a Senator's salary for the next six years. This is a major pay cut since I'm not independently wealthy and just sitting around making millions of inheritance money off other people's work. I've got to bust my ass all day every day.

You think I want to wake up every day at 4:15 AM? Hell no, only poor people do that shit.

Plus, my wife spends money like a drunken sailor and we might have to give up the place on the Florida beach and at least one of her 14 different gym memberships if I decided to run.

What's more, I'd have to give up my morning radio show because having a national radio show and running for the Senate violates federal election law. (Although my radio deal is up on June 30th so I've got to decide what to do with that in the next couple of months regardless. Theoretically I could run for Senate and then if I lost be back on nationwide radio the day after the Senate race.)

So stay tuned.

In the meantime all you need to know is this, based on poll results from before I've even announced if I would run, I'm poised to be the most successful independent Senate candidate in the history of the state.

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Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021. One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines. Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide. Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports. Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.