Around the South for Mar. 24: US, TN & VA


Nationwide: Friends & foes of Trump almost evenly split. The results of a Harvard-Harris Poll show that 51% of registered voters disapprove of President Trump’s performance in office, to 49% who approve. This is a small uptick for Trump since January, when the same pollsters gave the President a 52% disapproval rating to 48% disapproval, reports The Hill ……. Tennessee: Trump pays homage to Jackson. After speaking to a campaign-style rally of “thousands,” says The Tennessean, President Trump went to The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, a populist that Trump often praises, and laid a wreath at Jackson’s tomb. The gathering of some 400 invited guests included some 100 state legislators ……. Virginia: McAuliffe to set veto record. With the veto of 89 bills under his belt, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is ready to set a record for the most vetoes of any governor in the state’s history, reports the Washington Post. The previous record was set by Gov. Jim Gilmore (R). The vetoes reflect the partisan difference between McAuliffe, a Democrat, and the Republican majorities in both legislative chambers …….