Poll Finds Support Strong for Cohen

A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, with a large lead over potential challenger Ricky Wilkins. The poll, conducted by the Memphis polling firm Yacoubian Research, showed the incumbent receiving 76 percent of support among likely Democratic primary voters to 11 percent for Wilkins, who is an attorney in private practice. Thirteen percent were undecided. The poll, involving some 204 respondents in the 9th Congressional District, also found that Cohen led Wilkins in all age, race, gender and geographic groupings, with his greatest strength among African-American males and white females. The Memphis Flyer has more on the poll results.