By Focus Staff
Knox Countians appear to be at least somewhat skeptical about the outcome of the recent vote by Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. Likely voters were asked the question, “This week there was a vote in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate regarding the so call ‘fiscal cliff’. Do you support or oppose the outcome of the vote?”
Almost 55% of those polled said they oppose the outcome of the vote, while just over 45% said they support the outcome. The strongest support in Knox County for the outcome of the Congressional vote was in the First District.
More than 62% of voters inside the First District said they supported the outcome of the vote, Inside the Second District, which is another district inside the City of Knoxville, the results showed a deeply divided community with an even split between those supporting and opposing the outcome. Voters in both the Third and Fourth Districts supported the outcome of the Congressional vote by almost identical margins – – – just over 54% of those responding.
Support for the outcome dropped dramatically when voters inside the Fifth District were polled; the Fifth District is comprised of West Knoxville and the Towne of Farragut. Less than 40% of those polled said they favored the outcome of the Congressional vote on the fiscal cliff, with more than 60% saying they did not support the outcome.
The Sixth District posted only slightly more than 55% of those polled saying they oppose the outcome of the fiscal cliff vote, with more than 44% saying they supported Congress’s decision.
The Seventh, Eighth and Ninth District all had majorities of more than 60% opposing the outcome of the fiscal cliff vote with the greatest number opposed being in the Eighth District where almost 70% of those polled stated their opposition.
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