Tennessee Criminal Justice Reform Poll Results

Syrita Bowen News, Press, Tennessee

On behalf of the Justice Action Network, ACLU-TN, and Right on Crime, Public Opinion Strategies conducted a statewide survey of 500 registered voters (moe + 4.4%), February 19-21, 2019. A full report on the poll results can be found here. Tennessee voters believe the state’s criminal justice system needs significant reform. Fully 69% of voters believe the criminal justice system in Tennessee “needs significant improvements” versus just 26% who believe it “is working pretty well as it is.” By a 91%-9% margin, voters agree that “The main goal of Tennessee’s criminal justice system should be rehabilitating people to become productive, law-abiding citizens.” By an 84%-14% margin, voters agree that “Tennessee …