From Bill Hagerty:
Since Tennessee is not an early primary state, we do not have poll results other than the straw poll conducted at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis last year — where Mitt again polled ahead all of those who are now candidates.
The best surrogate for our performance here in Tennessee is our current fundraising success. We have raised more funds for Governor Mitt Romney in Tennessee than anyone in the field. Our margin is so large in Tennessee that we have raised as much as ALL the other candidates in the field INCLUDING THE DEMOCRATS — COMBINED. That shows strength in our infrastructure — and you just can’t win without an extensive infrastructure like ours on the ground.