By Focus Staff
This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question: “Which political affiliation do you find yourself most closely aligned with?”
More than 52% said they were closely aligned with the Republican Party; just over 26% said they were more closely aligned with the Democratic Party and 20% said they were Independents.
The district most closely aligned with the Democratic Party in Knox County is the First; the district most closely aligned with the Republican party is the Fifth, which is centered around the Towne of Farragut in West Knoxville. Almost 67% of likely voters in the Fifth District described themselves as being more closely aligned with the Republican Party.
The district with the highest number of people identifying themselves as Independents is the Sixth District, which is northwest Knox County. The Third and Ninth Districts both had almost a quarter or more folks identifying themselves as Independents.
More women than men identified themselves as more closely aligned with the Republican Party. Just over 57% of women felt an identification with the GOP. Less than 49% of men said they felt more closely aligned with the Republican Party. 27% of men identified themselves as Independents, while only 20% of women did so.
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