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Approval of Obama edges up in Tennessee

Obama approval edges up in Tennessee but stays well under 50 percent Haslam’s approval high and steady at 58 percent, but almost nobody likes Congress MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee voters have warmed a little bit toward President Barack Obama on … Continue reading

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Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton among Tennessee voters, the latest MTSU Poll shows. In a four-way race of likely voters in Tennessee, if the election were held today: Trump (Republican) — 48 … Continue reading

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Tennessee voters feel standard of living falling behind, approve of state leaders but disapprove of president and Congress

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee voters are less satisfied with their standard of living and are more likely to say that it is getting worse than the nation as a whole, according to the latest statewide poll by Middle Tennessee State … Continue reading

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More access to birth control, sex ed could help reduce abortions, state voters say

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee voters continue to disagree on how strictly abortion should be regulated, but both sides in the debate agree that stricter regulation alone isn’t the best way to reduce the number of abortions performed, according to the … Continue reading

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Trump leads Cruz among Tennessee Republican voters, but many still undecided

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee’s Republican primary is down to a race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, with Trump holding an advantage but many party voters still undecided, the latest MTSU Poll shows. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads … Continue reading

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State voters value gun rights, but support high for more background checks, preventing sales to mentally ill

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Although strongly protective of gun rights in general, most Tennessee voters favor requiring background checks for gun sales among private individuals and at gun shows and support laws to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns, according … Continue reading

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Most state voters think same-sex marriage should be illegal, and half think abortion should be, too, in most or all cases

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Most Tennessee voters remain opposed to letting gay and lesbian couples legally marry, according to the first MTSU Poll taken since this summer’s U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

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Carson leads the presidential field in Tennessee, but many still unsure, and more oppose than favor other top candidates

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Republican candidate Ben Carson has the current presidential field’s best numbers among Tennessee voters, although the biggest slice of the state’s electorate remains undecided, the latest statewide MTSU Poll shows.

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Opinions mixed on proposed abortion rules, but same-sex marriage opposition softens, and 53% oppose gas tax hike

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennesseans favor some, but not all, of several proposed abortion rules pending in the state Legislature, the latest MTSU Poll finds.

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Tennesseans split views on state, federal political leaders; state government gets better reviews than Washington pols

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In general, Tennesseans rate their state government leaders better than those in the federal government, according to the latest statewide MTSU Poll.

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