New polling data released today shows Lamar Alexander losing ground in Volunteer state wide polling. Ken Buck, director of the MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro) poll , said that Alexander's approval level has dropped from 54% approval down to 43% among all voters. The trend was worse among independent voters, plunging 22 points to a 36% approval , down from 58%. Republicans were 29% favoring Alexander in his primary against (largely unknown) state representative Joe Carr. Fourteen percent of Republicans favor "SOMEONE ELSE" and 8% favor Carr , a tea party favorite. Forty five percent were undecided. It appears that Carr, if he can gain the name recognition currently held by "Someone Else", is within striking distance of a Rino King, Lamar Alexander.