Tennesseans are lukewarm on President Barack Obama, but they prefer him slightly to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a hypothetical 2012 matchup, a Vanderbilt University poll has found.
A majority of Tennesseans disapprove of Obama's job performance, even as his popularity increased nationwide in the wake of the Arizona shootings in early January.
But Obama still holds a nearly 5-percentage-point edge over Palin, one of the top candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, among the 710 Tennesseans polled by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
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