POLL Results: Gateway Center Wins Support by a Nose?

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Last week we ran an informal, 100% unscientific opinion poll on the proposed Gateway Center in Aberdeen. We asked you to weigh in with Support, Opposition, Undecided, or Other. Many thanks for those who took time to vote.

That poll closed last night at 8:00 p.m*.  Support for the Center came in ahead of opposition by a little over three percentage points. Here are the numbers:

Support: 46.88%.

Opposition: 43.75%

Undecided: 6.25%

Other: 3.12%

Here’s where it gets interesting.

The poll was open for four days, Friday morning through Monday evening. “I oppose it” votes grabbed an early lead, outdistancing “I support it” votes by about 70/30 over the first two days.  The gap began to close on Sunday. Votes in support were ahead by Monday, when the poll closed in the evening.

What do you make of that?

The other thing that’s worth noting is that when Undecided and Other votes are added to Oppose votes, they overtake Support votes by just over six percent (6.24%). Together, non-support votes represent a majority at 53.12%.

Is there an underlying message here? If so, what? What say you?


*The poll closed at 8:00 p.m. Monday. Any vote cast after that not counted.