Vanderbilt poll: Voters across political spectrum say Glen Casada should step down from House speakership

House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, center, talks with people before a meeting of the House Republican Caucus at a hotel Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The caucus is meeting to discuss the future of Casada, who is ensnarled in a texting scandal. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE - Regardless of political party, a large majority of Tennesseans agree that Republican House Speaker Glen Casada should resign from the speakership, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll on state policy and political issues.

The survey found 63% of the 1,000 people surveyed in the May 9 to May 23 poll said yes when asked if Casada should step down after revelations about sexually explicit text messages between he and a top aide.

That included 58% of the Republicans surveyed. Among Democrats, 69% agreed Casada should resign, while 64% of independents said he should go.