New Poll: Voters Say Top Priority is Economy

Gov. Bill Haslam

Tennessee voters want to see their lawmakers spend more time on the economy and less time on social issues like sex education, according a new poll out from Vanderbilt University. The survey reached 1,002 adults in the state and 75 percent of them were registered voters. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus four points. Pollsters found 57 percent of people wanted the economy to be the top priority, followed by education with 22 percent and health care with 14 percent. Only 28 percent approved of how lawmakers were doing their jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam received a 61 percent approval rating.