May. 21, 2014—In the new Vanderbilt Poll, 86 percent of Tennessee voters said they approved of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise Program, which makes community and technical colleges free to high school graduates.
Apr. 24, 2014—When Congress gets too many hands on an issue, its influence actually decreases, researchers from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University found.
Feb. 6, 2014—A poll of the opinions of Tennessee voters found that public school teachers are underpaid and achievement tests taken by students shouldn’t determine how any raises are distributed.
Dec. 11, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll results are in, with registered voters in Tennessee giving their opinions on Medicaid expansion and other issues.
May. 21, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans strongly support charter schools while their feelings about school vouchers are more divided.
May. 17, 2013—Josh Clinton and John Geer will present results from the latest Vanderbilt Poll of public opinion in Tennessee on May 21 in the Student Life Center.
Power of the press: Can the media influence voting behavior of legislators? New Vanderbilt research says “yes.”
Feb. 28, 2013—Whether politicians and the press seem like friend or foe, elected officials regularly use news outlets to share and defend their views to the public. New research from Vanderbilt University finds certain media actually influenced the voting behavior of politicians.
Feb. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt political scientists John Geer and Josh Clinton presented results from the Vanderbilt Poll to help reporters prepare to cover the 108th General Assembly.
Dec. 12, 2012—Tennessee voters prefer the state run the online Health Care Exchange required by the Affordable Health Care Act, according to a new poll from Vanderbilt University. More than 45 questions were asked of voters on a variety of subjects.
Oct. 16, 2012—Negative ads, excessive campaign spending, and the agenda of the “lame duck” Congress were topics of discussion at the Oct. 15 Federal Forum panel held at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt multipurpose room. The event, hosted by Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, featured four...