A new Vanderbilt University poll is providing insight into what residents think about President Donald Trump, the media, current leaders and several other topics.

Vanderbilt University Center for the Study of Democratic Institutionsco-directorsJohn GeerandJosh Clintonpresented the poll’s findingsTuesday.

Geer and Clinton surveyed a demographically representative sample of about 1,000 Tennessee registered voters between May 4 and 15.


The survey round that Tennesseans are less optimistic about Trump’s ability to change Washington for the better, and the percentage of people who think it will get worse increased, according to the survey.

“The fact that it shifted so dramatically from a 34-point gap to a 10-point gap between better or worse in such a short amount of time is striking,” Clinton said, according to a prepared statement.

The survey also found that state Gov. Bill Haslam and Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, both R-Tennessee, have strong approval ratings.

Results also showed that state residents have little confidence in the media, but trust science.

Click here and here for a snapshot of all the results. Click here for an article from The Tennessean about the most recognizable name in the next governor’s race.