Gov. Haslam Enjoys Bi-Partisan Job Approval Ratings

Mar 7, 2013


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new poll out Thursday says Republican Governor Bill Haslam continues to enjoy broad job approval ratings, even among Tennessee’s Democrats.

Pollsters at Middle Tennessee State University released numbers that show 61 percent of those surveyed approve of the way Haslam is conducting the state’s business, while only 15 percent disapprove.

The governor also scored well among Tennessee Democrats, with 51 percent saying that they approve of the job he’s doing.

The Republican dominated Tennessee General enjoys far less enthusiastic support. MTSU Poll Director Ken Blake says job approval numbers for state legislators are more ambiguous.

“They’re flying just a little bit under the radar right now. They haven’t done quite enough to get noticed and to encourage most Tennesseans to formulate an opinion about them yet.”

Fully one-third of Tennesseans surveyed had no opinion about state legislators. 

The MTSU Poll was taken in mid-February and surveyed 650 randomly selected residents from across the state.