by Jeff Woods
The overarching theme of the poll (and just about every other political survey of Tennesseans) is that not that many people care to think about state government at all.
Only 51 percent of Tennesseans approve of the job Bill Haslam is doing as governor. A bare majority thinks he's doing a good job—that would be terrible news for Haslam, except for the fact that only 16 percent disapprove. Everybody else can't be bothered. They don’t know or would rather not answer the question.
As for the legislature, Tennesseans are almost evenly divided into three groups that approve (39 percent), disapprove (30 percent), and don’t know whether they approve or disapprove (32 percent).