Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Republican Midterm Sweep and Working with Progressives

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Glenn Jacobs to the newsmaker line to discuss a Republican sweep at the polls and what it’s like working with progressive Knoxville.

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Poll: 61 Percent of Tennessee Voters Oppose New Titans Stadium Receiving $500 Million in State Funds

Nissan Stadium

In a new poll, 61% of likely voters in Tennessee oppose the state giving $500 million toward a new Tennessee Titans stadium.

The poll, conducted by Targoz Market Research for the nonprofit policy group the Beacon Center of Tennessee, showed that 69% of those polled in East Tennessee disapproved of the move while 57% in Middle Tennessee disapproved and 55% in West Tennessee disapproved.

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Vanderbilt Poll Shows Massive Drop in Support for Biden

A Vanderbilt University poll of 1000 registered voters in Tennessee shows that support for President Joe Biden has dropped among Democrats, Independents and Republicans. 

Compared to the spring of 2021, Biden’s approval rating among Democrat voters has dropped from 92 percent to 79 percent, a full 14 point fall. Among Independent voters, the decline is even steeper, dropping from 46 percent to only 27 percent, or 19 points. Republican support for the President in the state dropped from five percent to two percent. 

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Former Speaker of the House and TN-5 Candidate Beth Harwell Stands Firm on Need for Southern Border Wall

Beth Harwell

Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed TN-5 Republican candidate Beth Harwell to the newsmaker line to discuss her support of completing the southern border wall, opinion on $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, and next stops on the campaign trail.

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