This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “over the past several years, much has been written and said concerning the size of the Federal debt. Would you support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced Federal budget?”
More than three-quarters of respondents said they do indeed support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget for the Federal government. The idea found its greatest support in the Eighth District with an astounding 97% of voters saying they favor a balanced budget for Washington. The Second District followed with 84% of voters saying they would favor a constitutional amendment requiring the Federal government to have a balanced budget. The Eighth District is East Knox County, while the Second District is completely inside the City of Knoxville.
The district least supportive of the idea of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced Federal budget was the Fifth District, which is centered around the Town of Farragut. Still, more than 69% of voters in the Fifth District supported the notion of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced Federal budget.
Click here to view the poll’s breakdown by age, district and gender.