Retention Poll Gets Wide Coverage, Some Criticism - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 16, 2014

News coverage of the TBA’s first-ever Tennessee Supreme Court retention poll continued today with more than 30 media outlets running stories about the results since they were released on Friday. Stories appeared in all of the state's major papers, including the Chattanooga Times Fress Press, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis Daily News, Knoxville News Sentinel and Tennessean. While coverage of the poll has been overwhelmingly positive, a story in the Chattanooga paper notes that Tennesseans for Judicial Accountability – a "group opposed to the reelection of three Democratic justices" – is "blasting" the poll for being "predictable" and "unscientific."