MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Poll on General Assembly to be released May 21

Josh Clinton and John Geer present results from the Vanderbilt Poll in 2012 (Vanderbilt)











The results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll of public opinion in Tennessee covering a variety of issues of interest to citizens and lawmakers will be presented 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at a news conference in the Student Life Center. A representative sample of 813 registered voters were asked about a series of pressing issues facing the state including the Internet sales tax, wine in grocery stores, the lottery, health care, education, guns, public awareness of the Department of Children Services and the public’s priorities as compared with that of state legislators. Approval ratings for Gov. Haslam, the state legislature, Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and President Obama will also be revealed.

The Vanderbilt Poll is supported by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt and is co-directed by John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, and Josh Clinton, associate professor of political science.

WHAT: John Geer and Josh Clinton, co-directors of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, will present data from a May poll of Tennesseans. A mult-box will be available on site.

WHERE: The lower level meeting rooms of the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt Campus, 310 25th Ave. S. Limited parking for media will be available in the Student Life Center garage beneath the building and accessed from the driveway in the rear.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. Box lunches will be provided.