Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

Knox Countians Believe Chamber Should Be Accountable

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll queried likely voters, asking the question, “The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce is partially funded with tax dollars.  Should the Chamber of Commerce be required to provide a complete accounting of its expenditures if it continues to receive tax dollars?” The response was a resounding “yes!” Voters in […]

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

Two-thirds of Voters Oppose Survey

By Focus Staff Voters were asked the question, “Knox County Commissioner Mike Hammond has proposed using county tax dollars to conduct an employee survey of Knox County school teachers.  Do you think this is an appropriate use of county tax dollars?” A little over two-thirds of voters opposed the notion of using county funds to […]

Knox Countians Favor Direct Election of Judges

Knox Countians Favor Direct Election of Judges

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question whether voters prefer direct election of judges or the current “retain or replace” method of ratifying judges. Over 66% of likely voters favored direct election of judges, although several districts gave strong support to the current method of choosing judges in Tennessee.  Bare majorities […]

Knox County Voters Give Burchett High Marks

Knox County Voters Give Burchett High Marks

By Focus Staff Knox County voters elected Mayor Tim Burchett with 85% of the vote and looking at the results from this week’s Focus poll, the Mayor remains highly popular. Mayor Burchett was opposed to the tax increase demanded by School Superintendent James McIntyre and apparently Burchett’s position is very popular with the public. Voters […]

Knox Countians Favor Balanced Budget Amendment

Knox Countians Favor Balanced Budget Amendment

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked voters, “over the past several years, much has been written and said concerning the size of the Federal debt.  Would you support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced Federal budget?” More than three-quarters of respondents said they do indeed support a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced […]

No PAC For the Chamber – Knox County Voters

No PAC For the Chamber – Knox County Voters

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll posed the question: “This week the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce announced its intention to form a Political Action Committee for the purpose of influencing local political decisions and elections.  In your opinion, should the Chamber of Commerce continue to receive local tax dollars if they are going […]

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

Voters Prefer Citizens To Operate Businesses

By Focus Staff For this week’s Focus poll, voters were asked the question, “In your opinion, should a person be required to be a US citizen in order to obtain a business license to legally operate a business in Knox County?” Overall, just over 80% of Knox County voters said they do believe one should […]

Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

Knox County Voters Disagree With High Court Ruling

By Focus Staff Knox County voters disapprove of the United States Supreme Court ruling upholding “Obamacare” by a 63-37% margin.  Voters were asked the question, “The Supreme Court ruled today to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress.  Do you agree or disagree with the decision to uphold the law?” Voters […]

Over 70% Support Audit of School System

Over 70% Support Audit of School System

By Focus Staff This week’s Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “Would you support an in-depth financial audit of the Knox County School System by an accredited, outside, independent auditor?” 442 Knox County voters responded and quite nearly 75% of those polled answered in the affirmative. Only a quarter of those polled said they would […]

Voters Favor Elected Law Director

Voters Favor Elected Law Director

By Focus Staff The most recent Knoxville Focus poll asked the question, “In your opinion, should the Knox Law Director be elected by the people or appointed by the Knox County Commission?” The results show voters in every Commission district overwhelmingly favor electing the county Law Director. Interestingly, the district the most strongly in favor […]