Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #10311

Geography Surveyed: City of Seattle
Data Collected: 09/19/2006 - 09/20/2006
Release Date: 09/21/2006 9:15 AM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Filtering: SurveyUSA contacted 600 Seattle adults; 513 identified themselves as registered voters and were asked the questions that follow.

1
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

Do you think the city of Seattle is? Or is not? using your property tax money wisely?

28% Using It Wisely
54% Not Using It Wisely
18% Not Sure

2
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

How would you rate the conditions of roads and bridges in Seattle? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?

1% Excellent
21% Good
50% Fair
27% Poor
1% Not Sure

3
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

Would you be willing to pay more in property taxes if the money was used for road repairs and improvements?

43% Yes
48% No
10% Not Sure

4
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

Is your opinion of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels favorable? Unfavorable? Or neutral?

25% Favorable
32% Unfavorable
42% Neutral
0% Not Sure

5
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.2 percentage points.

Is your opinion of initiative promoter Tim Eyman favorable? Unfavorable? Or neutral?

11% Favorable
65% Unfavorable
23% Neutral
1% Not Sure

6
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

The Sonics basketball team was recently purchased by owners from Oklahoma City. How likely do you think it is that the Sonics will stay in Seattle? Very likely? Somewhat likely? Not very likely? Or not at all likely?

5% Very
23% Somewhat
48% Not Very
21% Not At All
2% Not Sure

7
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 3.9 percentage points.

Do you believe the city of Seattle should? Or should not? Use taxpayer money to keep professional sports teams in Seattle?

21% Should
73% Should Not
5% Not Sure

8
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

Do you believe taxpayer money was? Or was not? well-spent on Safeco Field, the baseball stadium?

41% Was Well-spent
49% Not Well-spent
10% Not Sure

9
  Asked of 513 registered voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

Do you believe taxpayer money was? Or was not? well-spent on Qwest Field, the football stadium?

38% Was Well-spent
50% Not Well-spent
11% Not Sure

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