October 23, 2020 10:00am

October Memphis Power Poll Results: Election security, COVID-19

The October Power Poll looks at how people feel about election security and the latest developments with COVID-19.

By Ray Padilla
Memphis, TN Correspondent
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Most Memphis voters are confident in the security of the election locally, though some have concerns about it nationally after President Donald Trump has expressed concern about it, saying it will be "rigged," 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 October Power Poll focused on Novembers' election security and the latest developments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 52 percent of respondents said they are very confident in the local election security as early voting has started in Tennessee.

On the other hand, about 40 percent of respondents think there will be issues in many states during the election, but don't think there will be corruption. 

In other topics, the majority of respondents are concerned that we are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. 

In a related subject, more than half of the respondents said they would consider receiving a COVID-19 vaccine within three months after it is released to the public.

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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About Power Poll: Power Poll asks questions of the most powerful, influential people in U.S. cities. It is not a scientific survey. But because the people responding to the surveys comprise the leadership structure of their cities, the results afford a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of those in a position to make change. Power Poll is distinctly nonpartisan.

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