July Power Poll Results

July 26, 2021 6:00am
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By Dann Miller
Memphis, TN Correspondent

With the delta variant of COVID-19 increasing and vaccinations stagnating, respondents of the Power Poll would be OK with health restrictions returning according to results released Thursday.

With the delta variant of COVID-19 increasing and vaccinations stagnating, respondents of the Power Poll would be OK with health restrictions returning according to results released Thursday.

The Power Poll is a monthly survey sent to more than 425 influential business, political, nonprofit and cultural leaders in the Bluff City. The poll is presented by The Commercial Appeal and sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and DVL Seigenthaler - Finn Partners.

The June Power Poll focused on several different topics in the news recently.

The June Memphis Power Poll:

Given the uptick in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, should health officials consider adding back some safety restrictions

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  • 15.1% — No
  • 9.4% — Yes -- Masks only
  • 0% — Yes -- Limited capacity
  • 13.2% — Yes -- Masks and capacity limits
  • 62.3% — Yes -- Whatever they feel is needed

What do you think about Tennessee health officials stopping marketing of vaccinations to juveniles?

  • 0% — I agree
  • 92.5% — I disagree
  • 7.5% — I don't have an opinion

The reaching of critical race theory has been a hotly debated topic recently. Do you think it should be taught in public schools?

  • 61.5% — Yes
  • 17.3% — No
  • 13.5% — Not sure
  • 7.7% — Don't care

Whataburger announced plans to open five locations in the Memphis area. What's the next burger place you would like to see come to the Memphis area?

  • 30% — In-n-Out
  • 20% —Shake Shack
  • 10% — White Castle
  • 0%  — Fuddruckers
  • 6%  — Culvers
  • 34%  — We have enough burger options in Memphis

The WGC FedEx-St. Jude Invitational tees off in just a few weeks. Do you plan to be at TPC Southwind for the tournament?

  • 3.8% — Yes -- all four days
  • 15.1% — Yes -- but just one or two days
  • 64.1% — No -- I will watch on TV
  • 17% — What's a WGC?

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