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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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Tennesseans up to speed on most 2016 presidential contenders, but some potential candidates not as well known

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While many potential 2016 candidates for president are well known to Tennesseans, some are surprisingly less so, according to the latest statewide MTSU Poll.

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Tennesseans strongly support ‘Tennessee Promise’ higher ed initiative

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The “Tennessee Promise” community college initiative enjoys strong support from a large majority of Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide MTSU Poll.

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One in five Tennesseans give public schools a D or F on quality, but 65 percent trust, and have confidence in, teachers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Nearly a fifth of Tennesseans would give state and local public schools a “D” or “F” for quality, and the figure approaches a third in the state’s two most populous counties, Shelby and Davidson, the latest MTSU … Continue reading

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Most Tennesseans haven’t heard of “Insure Tennessee,” but support is higher than opposition among those who have

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Two-thirds of Tennesseans haven’t heard much about Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” health care proposal, but among the third who have, support substantially outweighs opposition, according to the latest MTSU Poll.

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Close vote on income tax ban; Gov. Haslam, Sen. Alexander ahead

Close vote on state income tax ban; Gov. Haslam, Sen. Alexander ahead Undecided voters hold fate of Amendment 3 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The election night fate of a proposed amendment constitutionally banning a state income tax remains uncertain, given close … Continue reading

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Vote on Tennessee abortion amendment too close to call

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A close vote may be in store for Tennessee’s proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, according to the latest MTSU Poll.

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Tennesseans open to allowing medical marijuana use

Tennesseans open to allowing medical marijuana use Majorities oppose same-sex marriage, enforcing federal gun laws MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tennesseans oppose legalizing marijuana generally but appear willing to allow medical marijuana use, the latest MTSU Poll shows.

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