A new poll released Monday by Middle Tennessee State University shows Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam’s popularity has fallen substantially in the last year. The poll showed Haslam’s approval dropping from 61 percent in the Spring of 2013 to 47 percent.
MTSU pollsters suggest the drop was primarily due to a marked decrease in support from Democrats and Independents. Approval among Democrats fell from 52 percent to 42 percent while support from Independents dropped from 69 percent to 41 percent.