New poll sheds light on Tennessee voters' top issues

Voting booth, Photo Date: November 5, 2012 / Cropped Photo: Lindsay D’Addato /...
Voting booth, Photo Date: November 5, 2012 / Cropped Photo: Lindsay D’Addato / WyoFile / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
Published: Jul. 19, 2019 at 4:41 PM EDT
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A new poll from NBC News and SurveyMoney shows what issues are important in Tennessee and the south as a whole as we move toward election season. A thousand voters from Tennessee were polled on their opinions.

According to the poll, Tennessee voters value jobs and the economy as their top issue, with 26% of respondents saying that is their top priority. Health care is the next most important issue at 25%, followed by education at 18%.

About 16% of voters said infrastructure is most important and 9% said immigration.

The poll also asks voters on their approval of President Donald Trump. In Tennessee, 57% of residents approve of the job he's doing while 43% disapprove.

In the south as a whole, he has 54% approval and 45% disapproval.

Most Tennessee voters polled approve of the job Governor Bill Lee is doing. 70% of voters said they approve while 26% do not.

In regards to the heated issue of Confederate monuments, 67% of Tennessee voters oppose their removal, including 52% who strongly oppose, against 33% of voters who support their removal.

As for abortion, 53% of Tennessee voters say Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, should not be overturned. 44% of voters think it should be.

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