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Vanderbilt Poll reveals statewide attitudes toward pressing issues

by Dec. 1, 2015, 1:29 PM

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John Geer and Josh Clinton, co-directors of the Vanderbilt Poll (Vanderbilt University)

Tennessee voters’ attitudes toward immigration, the presidential candidates and gun control will be among the issues analyzed December 4 when the results of the new Vanderbilt Poll – Tennessee are released. A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Board of Trust Room in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

Questions were posed to 1,013 randomly selected registered Tennessee voters November 11-23 on topics including a gas tax, privatizing state government services, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, education policy, right to die, the 2016 presidential election, and Insure Tennessee. Also, the popularity of Gov. Bill Haslam and other political leaders was gauged.

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

The Vanderbilt Poll – Tennessee is conducted twice a year – just before the start of each legislative session and at the end of each session 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 voters related to issues relevant to the 2016 session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly. A mult-box will be available on site.

WHERE: Board of Trust Room in 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 accessible from the driveway in the rear.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 11 a.m. Box lunches will be provided.