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    KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

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    Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%

    The Minnesota Legislature is considering several proposals to fund stadiums for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. In general, do you think referendums should? Or should not? be held before any sales taxes are imposed to pay for stadium construction?

    63% Should
    30% Should Not
    8% Not Sure

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    The state Senate passed a bill calling for a statewide sports memorabilia sales tax to fund a Gopher stadium at the University of Minnesota. The state House passed a bill that would fund the stadium through a naming rights deal, student stadium fees, and a land swap deal between the state and the U of M. Which plan do you think is better?

    31% Memorabilia Tax Plan
    51% Naming/fees/swap Plan
    18% Not Sure


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    The state House passed a Twins stadium bill that allows Hennepin County Commissioners to increase the Hennepin County sales tax by point one five percent to help finance a ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. The state Senate passed a combination Twins and Vikings stadium bill that would impose a half-cent sales tax in the 7-county metro area to pay for both stadiums and transit projects. Which of these plans do you think is better?

    29% Hennepin County Sales Tax
    57% Half Cent 7-county Tax
    14% Not Sure


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    The Minnesota Vikings are trying to get their own stadium plan approved that calls for a three-quarters of a percent sales tax increase in Anoka County to help finance a stadium. The plan also requires state money for infrastructure around the stadium and to pay for a portion of a retractable roof. Do you support? Or do you oppose? this plan?

    37% Support
    58% Oppose
    5% Not Sure


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    If only one of the three stadiums can be approved this year, which one would you pick? The Golden Gophers' stadium? The Twins' stadium? Or the Vikings' stadium?

    29% Gophers' Stadium
    41% Twins' Stadium
    23% Vikings' Stadium
    7% Not Sure

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    Do you think taxpayer money should? Or should not? be used to pay for any professional sports stadium?

    30% Should
    65% Should Not
    5% Not Sure


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    How this poll was conducted: This SurveyUSA poll was conducted by telephone in the voice of a professional announcer. Respondent households were selected at random, using Random Digit Dialed (RDD) sample provided by Survey Sampling, of Fairfield CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically. Within the report, you will find: the geography that was surveyed; the date(s) interviews were conducted and the news organization(s) that paid for the research. The number of respondents who answered each question and the margin of sampling error for each question are provided. Where necessary, responses were weighted according to age, gender, ethnic origin, geographical area and number of adults and number of voice telephone lines in the household, so that the sample would reflect the actual demographic proportions in the population, using most recent U.S.Census estimates. In theory, with the stated sample size, one can say with 95% certainty that the results would not vary by more than the stated margin of sampling error, in one direction or the other, had the entire universe of respondents been interviewed with complete accuracy. There are other possible sources of error in all surveys that may be more serious than theoretical calculations of sampling error. These include refusals to be interviewed, question wording and question order, weighting by demographic control data and the manner in which respondents are filtered (such as, determining who is a likely voter). It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these factors. Fieldwork for this survey was done by SurveyUSA of Verona, NJ.


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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    i wonder if the vikings would have gotten more votes if the sex boat incident didnt happen.
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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    TWINS Stadium got more votes...SCREW THAT!!!!
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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    Well I think if the last 4 years didn't happen, or the red mcCombs era, we would be a lot better off


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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    TWINS Stadium got more votes...SCREW THAT!!!!
    You ever watched baseball in the MetroDome? It's as bad as any baseball watching experience ever.

    And if the Twinkies don't get a new stadium - they really are gone.

    I personally think they need it more than the Vikes - which does not mean that the Vikes don't need a new one as well.

    And I'm a Cubs fan - not a Twins fan.

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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    freekin Minnesotans....oh my gosh, the word tax! No!!

    How about a tax of the same amount to fund river otter studies? yeah!!!

    Its half a penny for every dollar for major urban lifestyle enhancements. Its nothing!

    These yokels will be the ones lined up and moaning for a new team when they cant take their sons or daughters to a baseball or football game.

    My question is, wy not divert the tax already in place for the Dome, which is paid off, and reallocate it to the new efforts. Dummies.

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    Any referendum is a deal buster.
    Any tax should be a user type tax. That is where the sports memorability idea came from.
    The politicians know the tax revenue captured by these stadiums would be a great benefit, in the long run, to the government. But I was in Minneapolis the week before last and it appears the politicians all have their own little pet political agendas that interfere with some of the stadium proposals.
    Maybe if they earmarked some of the future tax revenues from the stadiums to be used for property tax reduction in the counties where collected,they might find taxpayers a little more receptive.
    My personal feeling is that Zigi's concept will be huge for Minnesota if he is able to get it accomplished.
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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    How many matches does a MN Football Team Owner need to get a new stadium?

    Someone is going to have to burn the Dome down before the majority will see a need to replace it (for you pyros out there, this is a joke). :lol:

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    Re: KSTP POLL FOR NEW STADIUM, RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!

    Why didn't the local news agency's do a pole on some other issues?

    What would the peoples response be to these questions?





    Do you think tax money (200 million) should be used to help with the expansion of the Mall of America? Currently in the legislature.

    Do you think that tax payers should have purchased the land (displacing 200 families) for the new Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield and giving them tax breaks of about a 100 million dollars?

    Do you think that the Mall of America should have received tax breaks of over 100 Million dollars when it first opened? MOA has never payed any property tax in Minnesota.

    Do you think that Minnesota should have given your tax dollars in a loan to Northwest Airlines for 750 Million, with no collateral that now is in default and has been for years, and it is being written off by Northwest Airlines in their Bankruptcy because there is no incentive to pay it back (no collateral was required)?

    Which the loan was 10 to 12 years ago and in today's dollars would be about 1.2 Billion dollars.

    Should your tax dollars have been used to build a new Guthrie theater for over 100 million dollars? Money that has no chance of ever being repaid to the state!

    Should your tax dollars have been used to build a new 50 million dollar public library that is the ugliest building in Minneapolis, that has a 6 million dollar bridge that walks out from the 2nd floor for 300 feet and stops, so that a few people a day can walk out on it for no reason? It goes no where!

    Should your tax dollars of over 1.2 Billion dollars been used to run the new light rail train 11 Miles (over 100 million per mile)? And that in the best case scenario will not even pay for 1/2 it's operating cost on an annual bases, and your tax dollars will be required to keep it running every year?







    Why did they not put the question this way:

    Would you support an investment of your tax dollars for a new Viking stadium that is part of a 1 and 1/2 billion dollar expansion, and the taxes that are used will be repaid by the benefits of having the Vikings in Minnesota, the taxes created from the new jobs and new developments in and around the area, the payroll of the athletes that is currently over 100 million and in 20 years should be almost 250 million for the Viking, in state income tax alone bring in over 12 million a year besides all the other tax generated by their living expenses and their spending in Minnesota?


    Because the local media in Minnesota suck, and are short sited a$$holes!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    "Webby" wrote:
    My question is, wy not divert the tax already in place for the Dome, which is paid off, and reallocate it to the new efforts. Dummies.
    Exactly. This is not that complicated, why can't they get it done? I understand that after the dome was paid for they used this sales tax to build the convention center, but now I believe that's paid for too.

    The 1/2 percent sales tax was a referendum that the tax payers passed over 20 years ago for one specific purpose, to build a stadium. If the tax is still in place and a stadium is needed, use the money for what the taxpayers already approved, but don't allocate those funds elsewhere.

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