Poll: Corker's support among Tennessee voters drops; support for Trump persists

In this Sept. 19, 2017, photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pauses on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans who’ve demanded a bigger say in how the Iran nuclear agreement works are getting just what they want after President Donald Trump directed lawmakers to make the international accord more stringent. Corker, the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, will be at the center of what’s sure to be a stormy debate over the nuclear accord. And he’s in the midst of a feud with Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Support for Sen. Bob Corker seems to be abating as confidence in President Donald Trump and Gov. Bill Haslam remains strong, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted in November by the Mason-Dixon polling firm, found that more than 50 percent of Tennessee voters approve of how the president is handling his job, and even more approved of Haslam.

Poll results from the 625 recent voters surveyed were split and analyzed by different regions - Middle, East and West Tennessee - as well as gender, age, race and party affiliation.

Approval ratings for the president are starkly divided by party lines with 81 percent of Republicans approving and 86 percent of Democrats disapproving. Support for Haslam is more mixed, with approval from 43 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of Republicans.