I blogged a straw poll here on Locally Grown on Oct 20 that asked:
On Nov. 4, will you vote for the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment?
Yes (56%, 76 Votes)
No (44%, 59 Votes)
Total Voters: 135
The Northfield News ran a similar straw poll on Oct 25 that asked:
Will you vote to approve an increase in the sales tax to support the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment?
I don’t know 5.5%
Totals voters: 145
I was surprised at the difference until I noticed that the paper’s question included the phrase “vote to approve an increase in the sales tax to…”
Could it be that LoGroNo site visitors didn’t realize that voting ‘yes’ means voting for an increase in the sales tax? If not that, then what’s the reason for the discrepancy?