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The momentum myth: Staggering primaries didn’t affect outcome of 2016 nominating contests

Jul. 29, 2019—During the 2016 primary season, voters didn't shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to an analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.

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Tennessee stands at a political crossroads: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 6, 2019—Despite opportunities for broad consensus, Tennessee’s long history of pragmatic politics could be affected by rising polarization along party lines, according to the most recent statewide Vanderbilt University Poll.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 poll of Nashville residents indicates a growing number think the city is no longer “on the right track,” and that the city is growing too quickly. Mayor David Briley receives high marks, however, with a 66 percent approval rating.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennessee Senate race a toss-up; Lee in lead for governor

Oct. 18, 2018—New horse-race poll: Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn (R) is virtually tied with Phil Bredesen (D) at 43-44, while gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee (R) leads Democrat Karl Dean (D) 48-37.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Early count suggests competitive Tennessee Senate, gubernatorial races

May. 17, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, 2018, the poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,400 registered Tennessee voters on a number of state and national issues.

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Media Advisory: Statewide Vanderbilt Poll to be released Thursday, May 17

May. 14, 2018—Between April 26 and May 8, researchers surveyed a demographically representative sample of about 1,400 Tennessee voters on a number of important state and national issues.

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Center for Effective Lawmaking hosts bipartisan D.C. roundtable on education policy

Apr. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt hosted the first in a series of three roundtables organized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking to provide academic expertise on issues relevant to lawmakers.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul; unsure about mayor’s plan

Mar. 4, 2018—Concern about Nashville's future rises as city's rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville preview: Mayor Barry approval at 61 percent

Feb. 27, 2018—A limited early release of data shows Mayor Barry's approval still high. Full poll results will be released Sunday, March 4.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans are more moderate than people think

Dec. 14, 2017—After a historic election in Alabama, the latest Vanderbilt Poll underscores Tennessee’s role as a political bellwether in 2018.

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Vanderbilt political scientist can discuss popularity of various health care reform proposals among Tennesseans

Jun. 22, 2017—With the release June 22 of the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer is available to discuss how Tennesseans feel about a variety of health care proposals ranging from a complete repeal of the ACA to the implementation of a single-payer system, based on results of the most recent Vanderbilt Poll,...

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans cooling on Trump, favor ACA provisions

May. 30, 2017—The Vanderbilt Poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,000 Tennesseans about a variety of important issues related to state and federal government across two weeks in May, 2017.

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