June Power Poll results

June 28, 2021 6:00am
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By Dann Miller
Memphis, TN Correspondent

With the COVID-19 pandemic commanding less of the public's attention, more Memphians are planning summer vacations, according to the latest Memphis Power Poll results released Thursday.

With the COVID-19 pandemic commanding less of the public's attention, more Memphians are planning summer vacations, according to the latest Memphis Power Poll 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:

Recently, our reporter Max Garland drove across the I-55 bridge four times in one day, trips that took between 25 minutes and nearly three hours. Have you had to cross the Mississippi River since the closure of the Hernando de Soto bridge?

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  • 32.2% — Yes -- I went across I-55
  • 0% — Yes -- I crossed at Helena-West Helena
  • 64.4% — No -- I have not needed to go across
  • 3.4% — No -- I could have crossed but decided it was not worth the time


Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff was in Memphis last week to advocate for vaccinations. As of last week, about 41% percent of Shelby County residents had received at least one shot. How long do you think it will take before the county reaches the desired 70% vaccination rate?

  • 3.4% — By the end of summer
  • 23.7% — By the end of the year
  • 35.6% — Sometime in 2022
  • 37.3% — Never

 


What are your summer plans?

  • 42.4% — We are traveling domestically by plane
  • 35.6% — We are traveling domestically by car
  • 11.9% — We are planning an international trip
  • 10.2% — We will be staying in Memphis.

 


There have been several stories published during the past few months about increasing prices for big-ticket items like homes and cars. Have you or do you plan to sell or purchase a big-ticket item in the next four months?

  • 0% — I plan to sell my house
  • 3.4% — I plan to buy a house
  • 3.4% — I plan to sell my car
  • 3.4% — I plan to buy a car
  • 3.4% — I plan to buy and sell a house
  • 6.8% — I plan to buy and sell a car
  • 67.8% — No
  • 11.9% — I am thinking about it, but am not sure

What is the first mass-gathering event you plan to attend (or have you attended) this year?

  • 21.3% — Grizzlies game
  • 25.5% — Concert
  • 8.5% — Redbirds game
  • 8.5% — 901 FC match
  • 10.6% — Memphis Tigers game (any sport)
  • 19.1% — Festival
  • 0% — Weekend night on Beale Street
  • 6.4% — WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

 

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