Poll: Tennesseans seem to approve of elected leaders
Senators Bob Corker (left) and Lamar Alexander. AP photos
A poll done by students at Middle Tennessee State University show, for the most part, Tennesseans approve of their state government leaders.
The poll randomly surveyed 600 adult residents statewide over a three day period. “It is a very interesting time to be a political observer in the state of Tennessee,” said Jason Reineke, associate director of the poll at Middle Tennessee State University. “State and national issues are currently overlapping in fascinating ways.”
The poll randomly surveyed 600 adult residents statewide Jan. 25-27 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
According to the study, Governor Bill Haslam's approval rate has increased to 64%, up from 47% just a year ago. Only 18% of Tennesseans disapprove of the way the governor is handling his job.
When it comes to Congress, Tennesseans seems satisfied with their representation in Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, however they disapprove with the job Congress is doing as a whole. 47% approve of Sen. Alexander's job, while 44% approve of Sen. Corker.
Nationally, the overall census for President Barack Obama remains lows. Only 37% of Tennesseans approve of his performance, while 52% disapprove.