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Sodo Arena Benchmark Survey

Sodo Arena Benchmark Survey

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Seattle So-Do Arena Benchmark Survey August 2012; N=300 Seattle Voters 3 minutes; margin of error +/-5.

7% DHM Research

Hi, my name is _____ and I’m calling from DHM Research, a public opinion research firm in the Pacific Northwest. I’m not trying to sell you anything. May I please speak with __________ (Must speak to name on list) 1. All in all, would you say that things in Seattle are headed in the right direction, or are things off on the wrong track? Aug 2012 Mar 2012 Response Category N=300 N=300 Right direction 59% 57% Wrong track 24% 23% (DON’T ASK) Don’t know 18% 20% Have you heard or read anything about a proposal to use public bonds to help build a new sports arena in the south downtown area of Seattle, known as SoDo for short? Aug 2012 Mar 2012 Response Category N=300 N=300 Yes 93% 90% No 6% 10% (DON’T ASK) Don’t know 1% 0% The proposal to build a new sports arena in the SoDo area will be partially funded by selling $200 million in city and county bonds to finance construction of the arena. These public bonds would be paid off by using taxes related to the arena usage. Knowing this, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose using city and county bonds to help fund the proposed SoDo arena? Aug 2012 Response Category N=300 Strongly favor 15% Somewhat favor 27% Somewhat oppose 22% Strongly oppose 30% (DON’T ASK) Don’t know 6%

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Officials at the Port of Seattle, Democratic and Republican legislative leaders on transportation issues, and the Seattle Planning Commission have expressed concerns that the proposed arena could cost jobs and worsen transportation problems in the SoDo area; making it more difficult to get goods and cargo to and from the Port areas. Knowing this, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose using city and county bonds to help fund the proposed SoDo arena? Aug 2012 Response Category N=300 Strongly favor 15% Somewhat favor 20% Somewhat oppose 27% Strongly oppose 31% (DON’T ASK) Don’t know 6%

These next questions are for demographic purposes only: 5. What is your age? (quota) Response Category 18-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ (Don’t ask) Refused 6. Gender (by observation) Response Category Male Female 7. Aug 2012 N=300 47% 53% Mar 2012 N=300 45% 55% Aug 2012 N=300 19% 17% 22% 14% 26% 1% Mar 2012 N=300 18% 17% 24% 15% 26% 1%

When it comes to politics and voting, do you consider yourself to be more of a Democrat, more of a Republican, more of an Independent, or a member of another party? Aug 2012 Mar 2012 Response Category N=300 N=300 More of a Democrat 67% 62% More of a Republican 10% 9% More of an Independent 20% 23% Member of another party 1% 2% (Don’t ask) Refused 2% 3%

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Would you say that your political ideology is closer to a conservative, middle of the road, or closer to a liberal? Aug 2012 Mar 2012 Response Category N=300 N=300 More of a Conservative 14% 16% Middle of the road 29% 36% More of a Liberal 56% 44% (Don’t ask) Refused 2% 5%

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