Poll Shows Political Repercussions

Poll Shows Political Repercussions

More Than 75% Say They Would Not Vote for Hammond By Focus Staff For those who don’t think there would be political repercussions from the proposed tax increases sought by school Superintendent James McIntyre, the results of this week’s Focus poll indicates otherwise. More than 500 Knox County voters were asked the question, “Knox County […]

Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Tax Increase Remains Solid

Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Tax Increase Remains Solid

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus polled just over 500 voters two months ago and asked the same question in this week’s poll: “Knox County schools Superintendent James McIntyre has requested $35 million in new revenue for the school system. This would require an additional 35 cents or 14.83% increase in property taxes. Do you […]

Latest Poll Shows Strong Support for Buchett’s Budget

Latest Poll Shows Strong Support for Buchett’s Budget

By Focus Staff The latest Knoxville Focus poll shows Knox Countians overwhelmingly favor Mayor Tim Burchett’s budget.  Almost 400 Knox Countians were asked the question, “Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has submitted a budget for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. Do you support or oppose the budget as proposed for the 2012 – 2013 […]

Poll: Almost 76% oppose extending the school year

Poll: Almost 76% oppose extending the school year

By Focus Staff The Knoxville Focus asked quite nearly 500 voters, “Knox County School Superintendent James McIntyre has proposed extending the school year up to seven days at a total cost of $7 million. Do you support or oppose extending the school year?” Almost 76% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians oppose extending the school year […]

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

Focus Poll for May 7 edition

By Focus Staff The latest poll conducted by The Knoxville Focus asked voters, “The current sales tax rate in Knox County is 9.25% or $9.25 per $100 spent.  Do you support or oppose increasing the Knox County sales tax rate?” The results reveal one of the most lop-sided results since The Focus started conducting polls.  […]

Poll Results Should Send A Message

Poll Results Should Send A Message

By Steve Hunley The latest poll conducted by The Focus should send a message to the members of the Knox County Charter Review Commission. More than 85% of those polled favor keeping countywide offices elected rather than appointed. While the reason for reviewing the Knox County Charter has ostensibly been to work out a few […]

Knox Countians Strongly Favor Elected Superintendent

Knox Countians Strongly Favor Elected Superintendent

By Focus Staff This week’s Focus poll asked registered voters, “In your opinion, should the Knox County Superintendent of Schools be elected by the people or appointed by the school board?” More than 70% of respondents favored an elected Superintendent of Schools; only 28.69% favored the current system where the Board of Education appoints the […]

Independent’s Day!

Independent’s Day!

 By Focus Staff Political parties aren’t popular with the people of Knoxville and Knox County. That’s the message from the result of the latest poll conducted by The Knoxville Focus. Voters were asked, “In your opinion, should local elections be partisan or nonpartisan?” The results were a resounding and overwhelming vote in favor of nonpartisan […]

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