Republicans Half of Knox County Electorate

Republicans Half of Knox County Electorate

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “As a voter, do you consider yourself a Democrat, Republican or Independent?” Just over fifty percent of those polled said they consider themselves Republicans.  Independents slightly outpolled Democrats with 25.56%, while Democrats comprised 24.28% The district with the highest number of voters identifying themselves […]

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

Knox Countians Support Non-Partisan Elections

By Focus Staff Knoxvillians and Knox Countians, by an overwhelming majority, support nonpartisan election of local officials. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “In your opinion, should local elections be partisan or nonpartisan?”  Almost 71% of those surveyed said they support nonpartisan elections. The most support for having partisan elections came from the […]

Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

Knox Countians Favor Elected Offices

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should the county wide constitutional offices, such as the County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Trustee, Property Assessor, and Law Director be elected by the people or appointed by the county mayor?”. More than 83% of Knoxvillians and Knox Countians said they […]

Knoxvillians, Knox Countians Support Public Prayer

Knoxvillians, Knox Countians Support Public Prayer

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you support or oppose prayer before public meetings or events?” Quite nearly 87% of respondents said they support prayer at public meetings and events. Only just over 13% said they opposed prayer at public meetings or events. The results were consistent throughout the […]