2023 Poll

On behalf of TNDF, Embold Research surveyed 877 registered voters in Tennessee to measure where voters stand on a number of policy initiatives related to democracy, the economy, and education.

The modeled margin of error is 3.6%.


State legislature expulsion

Do you agree or disagree with the decision to expel the two members of the legislature?

Leg expulsion 2023

On April 6th, the Tennessee House voted to expel two members of the legislature, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, due to disorderly conduct. Both members disrupted a session of the legislature to protest the Republican majority’s failure to act on gun control in the wake of the recent school shooting in Nashville. Before this, only two members of the state legislature had been expelled since the 1870s.

Supporters say the expulsion is justified because the two members knowingly disrupted and dishonored the state legislature and should face consequences for their actions.

Opponents say this is an attack on the members’ First Amendment Rights and sets a dangerous precedent that any member who voices their dissent could risk being expelled.

Direction 2023


Tennesseans are concerned about the state of American democracy, regardless of political ideology.

How would you say things in the following areas are going? Are they going in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?

JanUARY 6th

Tennesseans remain divided on their preception of January 6th. 

Which of the following comes closest to your views on the events of January 6th, 2021, even if neither is exactly right? As a reminder, on January 6th, protestors attacked the US Capitol building in an attempt to prevent the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election results.

The events of January 6th were…

Jan 6 2023