South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

South Knoxvillians Favor Parkway Extension

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried more than 500 South Knoxville voters on extending the James White Parkway.  Voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose the extension of the James White Parkway from Moody Avenue, where it currently ends, or to John Sevier Highway?” The answer was a resounding […]

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

Voters Don’t Buy Into Increased Taxes

By Focus Staff In this week’s Knoxville Focus poll, voters were asked, “President Obama advisor David Axlerod said, “The President won the election after pledging to raise taxes”.  Do you believe Obama’s victory gives him a mandate to raise taxes?” Less than 25% of those surveyed thought President Obama’s reelection victory gave him a mandate […]

Knox Countians Believe Romney Won Debate

Knox Countians Believe Romney Won Debate

By Focus Staff Knox Countians have definitive opinions as to who won the most recent presidential debate. More than 500 likely voters in Knox County were asked the question, “The most recent presidential debate was held at Hofstra University and was in the form of a town hall. In your opinion, who do you think […]

Focus Poll Queries State of the Economy

Focus Poll Queries State of the Economy

By Focus Staff More than 500 likely voters in Knoxville and Knox County were asked the question, “In your opinion, is the US Economy better today than it was four years ago?” A small number of voters said the economy is in fact better than it was four years ago. Interestingly, that opinion seemed to […]

Romney Increases Lead In Knox County

Romney Increases Lead In Knox County

By Focus Staff Mitt Romney has increased his lead since The Focus conducted its first poll on the presidential race in Knox County. Likely voters were asked the question, “If the election for President of the United States were held today, for whom would you vote, Barack Obama and Joe Biden or Mitt Romney and […]

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

Knox Countians Strongly Favor School Vouchers

By Focus Staff By a wide margin, Knox Countians favor allowing families to select the school of their choice for students. Likely voters were asked the question, “Do you support or oppose school vouchers that would enable parents to enroll their children in the school of their choice in the State of Tennessee?” The response […]

Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

By Focus Staff Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill has said he would drop plans to annex Concord into the Town of Farragut if there was serious opposition.  This weeks’ poll by The Knoxville Focus asked likely voters in Farragut and Concord the question, “The Town of Farragut is considering the annexation of the Village of Concord […]

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

By Focus Staff Likely voters were asked the question, “Knox County government has projected a surplus at the end of this fiscal year $24.2 million dollars.  In your opinion how should the money be allocated?”  Voters were given the choice of “Spend it on capital projects,” “Put it in the rainy day fund,” “Pay down […]

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]