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New poll ranks state as third most favorable

New poll ranks state as third most favorable

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Nashville – Tennessee ranks as the third most favorable state, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey results. Hawaii and Colorado ranked first and second place respectively in the poll. In addition to the overall ranking, Tennessee was one of only four Southern states ranked favorably among African Americans polled.
The survey, conducted throughout the United States during a four-month period ending February 2012, asked 700 of 3,300 likely voters how they view each of the 50 states. When asked about their impression of Tennessee, voters ranked the state third most favorable.
“Tennessee’s ranking in this poll is a vote of confidence for our state,” said Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “The reputation and perception of a destination plays a major role in someone’s vacation decision. This ranking is another positive affirmation that Tennessee is on track to reach our goal of more visitors, staying longer and spending more.”
Public Policy Polling conducted four national monthly polls, surveying American registered voters through random automated telephone interviews conducted nationwide. This is the first poll conducted by Public Policy Polling in which voters were asked their impression of all 50 states.
The polling was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. For more details about the poll, visit
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