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 as Republicans was the Eighth, which is East and Northeast Knox County.
The district with the largest number of voters identifying themselves as Democrats was the First. The Ninth District, which is South Knoxville, had 44.19% of voters identify themselves as Democrats, with only 37.21 claiming to be Republicans.
Male and female voters were almost even in their political affiliations.