Author Archives: Ken Blake

Blackburn, Dean, Bredesen take early leads in key Tennessee primaries for Senate, governor

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the … Continue reading

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Disapproval of Sen. Corker rises in wake of feud with Trump

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Disapproval of Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has risen to 41 percent among Tennessee voters, according to the latest MTSU Poll, a 14-point climb since last spring and in the wake of his public feud with President … Continue reading

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State voters want Obamacare repealed, but only after seeing alternative

Voters also weigh in on immigration, Trump claims, guns, abortion, vouchers, more MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they’ve seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows. They also … Continue reading

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Trump’s approval on the edge in Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 11 Electoral College votes were an easy win for President Donald Trump in the November 2016 presidential election, with 61 percent of the popular vote in the state. Now though, only a narrow majority of the … Continue reading

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Support mixed for proposed gas tax increase, but many don’t know much about it

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — About a third of Tennessee voters support Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to fund road projects through a plan that would increase fuel taxes while cutting grocery and other taxes, but fewer oppose it, and many remain undecided, … Continue reading

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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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