Dead Heat! City of Santa Clara 49er’s Upcoming Ballot Measure

The upcoming 49er’s stadium ballot measure on the City of Santa Clara ballot starts off in a head heat: 45% yes and 45% no.

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The ballot question was the first question in the survey.

Question:
Shall the City of Santa Clara adopt Ordinance 17.20 leasing City property for a professional football stadium and other events; no use of City General or Enterprise funds for construction; no new taxes for residents for stadium; Redevelopment Agency funds capped for construction; private party pays all construction cost overruns; no City/Agency obligation for stadium operating/maintenance; private party payment of projected fair market rent; and additional funds for senior/youth/library/recreation to City’s General Fund?
If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on this measure? IF YES/NO: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

METHODOLOGY
The survey consisted of 200 live telephone interviews of City of Santa Clara likely June 2010 Primary voters conducted February 15-16, 2010. The margin of error at the sample median was 7 percent for each of the surveys. Quotas and/or weights were established by gender, age, party, region, and vote history as part of the turnout model.

Source of ballot question wording: City of Santa Clara.

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