A’s Move Approval: City of San Jose Trend


There was a statistically significant increase in approval between October 2009 and February 2010. The approval had stayed constant between June and October 2009.

If one looks for the news that could have generated this movement, the most likely is Mayor Chuck Reed’s increasing involvement in support of the A’s moving to San Jose. Mayor Reed has extremely high favorability ratings. Second, there were the December stories, first, about the creation of a pro-San Jose Giants group, which was immediately labeled as an “astroturf” group and, second, the actions of the San Francisco City Attorney to keep San Jose under of the San Francisco Giants territorial rights. It is possible that these either increased awareness of the issue or backfired by building local support or both.

Do you approve or disapprove of moving the A’s baseball team to San Jose? IF APPROVE/DISAPPROVE: Is that strongly or somewhat? IF DON’T KNOW: Which way do you lean?

The surveys each consisted of 200 live telephone interviews of City of San Jose likely June 2010 Primary voters conducted June 16-18, 2009, October 26-28, 2009, and February 15-17, 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.

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