McIntyre Popularity On A Downward Spiral

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus poll tested the favorability and unfavorability ratings for Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre. The results among likely voters indicates a trend of falling popularity for McIntyre.  Only one district in Knox County showed McIntyre with a favorability rating above 50%.  More than 67% of voters inside the Fourth District […]

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

Knox Countians Support Vouchers

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support Governor Haslam’s proposal to create a school voucher program for students who attend a failing school?” Almost 57% of likely voters responded “yes.” Just over 43% said they did not. The least amount of support for the idea was in the […]

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

Knox Countians Oppose Common Core

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose the Common Core curriculum for public schools?” Better than 60% of Knox Countians say they oppose the Common Core curriculum. The district with the most support for Common Core was the First. Just over 46% of likely voters in the […]

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

Knox Countians Favor State Control of Schools

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should state government or the federal government determine the curriculum in public schools?” 82.29% of respondents said they favor control of school curriculum by the state government rather than the federal government.  Only 17.71% of those likely voters polled said they believe […]

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Term

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Term

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll, asked the question: “In January, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam began the fourth and final year of his first term in office.  Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Haslam is handling his job as governor?” Almost 75% of respondents say they approve the way Haslam […]

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Knox Countians Approve Haslam Initiative

Click here to view full results. By Focus Staff By an overwhelming majority, Knox Countians approve Governor Bill Haslam’s proposed “Tennessee Promise.” The latest Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Bill Haslam’s ‘Tennessee Promise’ plan that would give Tennessee high school graduates free tuition at Tennessee community and […]

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