Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

Knox Countians Favor Gun Permits To Be Private

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters, “In your opinion, should individual personal information regarding handgun carry permits be public or private information?” Almost 59% of Knox Countians believe the information should be kept private.  Just over 41% believe the information should be public record. The only district in Knox County […]

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

Knox Countians Do Not Favor Campfield Bill

By Focus Staff State Senator Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would penalize families receiving state assistance whose children don’t do well in school.  This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters on the Campfield Bill. Voters were asked, “Do you believe families and children should receive reduced state assistance for food and other needs […]

Knox County Against Legislative Election of Senators

Knox County Against Legislative Election of Senators

By Focus Staff State Senator Frank Niceley and State Representative Harry Brooks are sponsoring a bill (House Bill 415) to allow the Republican and Democratic caucuses in Nashville to select the nominees for the United States Senate.  This week’s Knoxville Focus queried voters whether they preferred to choose nominees in primary elections or allow the […]

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

Partisanship In Knox County, Most Identify As Republicans

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 […]

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits for School Board

Knox Countians Favor Term Limits for School Board

Click here to view the full results.   By Focus Staff By a large majority, Knox County voters favor term limits for the members of the Knox County Board of Education. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question: “Most elected offices in Knox County are limited to two consecutive terms.  Do you support term […]

Knox Countians Split on School Security

Knox Countians Split on School Security

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question, “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of security systems in Knox County Schools”?   Overall, just over 53% say they have a favorable opinion of the security systems in our schools.  Those in the 30 – 65 age groups were almost evenly […]

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

Poll: Knox Countians Do NOT Support Tax Increase

By Focus Staff Last week the Knoxville News-Sentinel published the results of a poll, sponsored by local businessman Randy Boyd and other Chamber of Commerce-types, purporting to show 57% of the people of Knox County would support a tax increase if it all went to schools.  Using exactly the same language as the poll reported […]

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

Voters Feel Need For School Security Audit

  By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters strongly favor a security audit for the school system.  Likely voters were asked the question, “In light of recent events published in the media regarding failures and deficiencies with Knox County Schools security systems, do you support Mayor Tim Burchett’s call for a full audit of […]

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