By Focus Staff Knoxville and Knox County voters appear to be sharply divided in their opinions about digital signs. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked likely voters this question: “Do you believe electronic digital billboards should be banned in Knox County?” Slightly more than 51% of respondents said no, digital billboards should not be banned; […]
By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question to likely voters: “Do you support the use of red light cameras?”. The results were varied across the City of Knoxville and Knox County, as well as in different demographics. Voters aged 30-49 don’t approve of the use of red light cameras, while voters […]
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By Focus Staff Knox Countians appear to be at least somewhat skeptical about the outcome of the recent vote by Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. Likely voters were asked the question, “This week there was a vote in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate regarding the so call […]
By Focus Staff Knox Countians don’t believe an increase in Federal taxes will lead to an economic recovery. This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, will the coming federal tax increases hurt the economic recovery or help the economic recovery?” The only district where voters believed an increase in taxes would […]
By Focus Staff Since the first Knoxville Focus poll revealed a majority of South Knoxvillians support an extension of the James White Parkway, a wave of stories have appeared in local news media. A host of politicians quickly announced their opposition to an extension of the Parkway, including Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, […]
By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, likely voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should the Superintendent of Schools in Knox County be elected by the people of appointed by the School Board?” Overall, almost 70% favor an elected Superintendent. The results differed in some districts, but even inside the City […]
By Focus Staff Knox County voters don’t want to see the Federal income tax raised. In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked the simple question, “In your opinion, should the Federal income tax be raised at this time?” The answer was a resounding “no”. More than 80% of Knox County voters polled responded […]
By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “In your opinion, other than textbooks, should Knox County Schools implement a ratings system for all books similar to the ratings system for music and movies?” Voters were divided on the question, with just over 55% saying they believe the school system should implement a […]