September Power Poll Results

September 25, 2020 12:00pm
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By Dann Miller
Memphis, TN Correspondent

Memphis community leaders offer their perspective on high school sports, Collierville's Confederate monument, restaurants and other topics.

The decision by Shelby County Schools to indefinitely postpone fall sports was viewed favorably, though many felt it should have been made sooner, 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 September Power Poll focused on the impact of the coronavirus in Memphis.

About 75 percent of respondents said they agreed with the SCS decision, but a little more than a third said the decision should have come sooner.

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In other topics, nearly half of respondents feel Collierville city leaders should remove the Confederate monument from the town square while around 20 percent said it should be left alone.

Separately, nearly half of those surveyed believe Collierville city leaders should remove a Confederate monument located in a park in that city's Town Square.

The Power Poll is a monthly survey sent to around 400 influential business, political, nonprofit and cultural leaders in the Bluff City, presented by The Commercial Appeal.

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