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Vanderbilt Poll to be released Dec. 3 at Vanderbilt news conference

Josh Clinton and John Greer discuss the results of the Vanderbilt Poll in May 2014 (Vanderbilt)

As the General Assembly prepares to return to Nashville Jan. 13, the results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll will offer insights on what Tennesseans see as top issues facing the state. The results will be released and discussed 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at a news conference in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

[lquote]About 800 randomly selected registered Tennessee voters were asked questions about abortion policy, Common Core, immigration, Medicaid expansion, drugs, the economy and more in November.[/lquote] There were also questions about state and national politics and the popularity of various state leaders.

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.

The Vanderbilt Poll is conducted twice each year – in advance of the upcoming legislative session and after its conclusion to determine how closely the results of the session align with voters’ expectations and priorities.

WHAT: John Geer and Josh Clinton, co-directors of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, will present data from a poll of Tennessee citizens related to issues expected to arise during the 109th Tennessee General Assembly. A mult-box will be available on site.
WHERE: Board of Trust Room at 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: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. Box lunches will be provided.

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS