POLLING SCRIPT (FARMINGTON, OCT 2013) 1.

OPEN/VOTER SCREENER: “HELLO, WE ARE CONDUCTING A SURVEY OF VOTERS THROUGHOUT YOUR AREA AND WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWERS TO JUST A FEW BRIEF QUESTIONS. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL. DO YOU PLAN ON VOTING IN THE UPCOMING CITY ELECTIONS IN MARCH IN FARMINGTON?     IF YOU DEFINITELY PLAN ON VOTING, PRESS 1. IF YOU ARE LIKELY TO VOTE. PRESS 2. IF YOU ARE UNSURE AT THIS TIME, PRESS 3. IF YOU DON’T PLAN ON VOTING, PRESS 4.

2. FOR DEMOGRAPHIC PURPOSES, ARE YOU ARE A FEMALE OR MALE VOTER?  IF FEMALE, PRESS 1.  IF MALE, PRESS 2. 3. AGAIN, FOR DEMOGRAPHIC PURPOSES, WHAT IS YOUR ETHNICITY?  IF YOU ARE HISPANIC OR LATINO AMERICAN, PRESS 1.  IF YOU ARE ANGLO AMERICAN, PRESS 2.  IF YOU ARE NATIVE AMERICAN, PRESS 3.  IF YOU ARE AFRICAN AMERICAN, PRESS 4.  IF YOU ARE OF ANOTHER NATIONALITY, PRESS 5. 4. VOTER IDEOLOGY: DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A LIBERAL, MODERATE, CONSERVATIVE OR TEA PARTY VOTER?  IF LIBERAL, PRESS 1.  IF MODERATE, PRESS 2.  IF CONSERVATIVE, PRESS 3.  IF TEA PARTY, PRESS 4.  IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PRESS 5. 5. CITY DIRECTION: DO YOU BELIEVE THE CITY OF FARMINGTON AND ITS GOVERNMENT ARE MOVING THINGS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, OR HAVE THEY PUT THE CITY AND ITS GOVERNMENT ON THE WRONG TRACK?  IF RIGHT DIRECTION, PRESS 1.  IF WRONG DIRECTION, PRESS 2.  IF UNSURE, PRESS 3.

6. TOP VOTER ISSUE: I AM GOING TO READ YOU A LIST OF FIVE ISSUES AND LATER ASK WHICH ONE OF THEM IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THIS ELECTION. THE ISSUES ARE -o 1. INFRASTRUCTURE o 2. TRAFFIC o 3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT o 4. TOURISM & THE AIRPORT o 5. TAXES & UTILITY RATES WHICH OF THESE ISSUES IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU AS YOU VOTE IN THIS ELECTION? o o o o o o IF INFRASTRUCTURE, PRESS 1 IF TRAFFIC, PRESS 2 IF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PRESS 3. IF TOURISM & AIRPORT, PRESS 4. IF TAXES & UTILITY RATES, PRESS 5 IF SOME OTHER ISSUE OR IF UNSURE, PRESS 6

7. MAYOR POPULARITY: DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF FARMINGTON’S CURRENT MAYOR, TOMMY ROBERTS? o IF APPROVE, PRESS 1. o IF DISAPPROVE, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3. 8. MAYORAL BALLOT TEST : IF THE ELECTION FOR FARMINGTON’S MAYOR WAS HELD TODAY WOULD YOU VOTE TO RE-ELECT TOMMY ROBERTS, OR WOULD YOU SUPPORT ANOTHER CANDIDATE? o IF RE-ELECT TOMMY ROBERTS, PRESS 1. o IF ANOTHER CANDIDATE, PRESS 2. o IF UNDECIDED, PRESS 3. 9. CITY COUNCILLOR RATING: DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CITY COUNCILLOR? o IF APPROVE, PRESS 1. o IF DISAPPROVE, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3. 10. STATE LEGISLATOR APPROVAL RATING: DO YOU APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS? o IF APPROVE, PRESS 1. o IF DISAPPROVE, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3.

11. ELECTRIC COSTS: THE FARMINGTON CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR RECENTLY APPROVED INCREASES IN YOUR ELECTRIC COSTS TO PAY THE CITY FUNDS TO FUND OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY BUDGET WHICH ARE UNRELATED TO YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS. . DO YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE THIS ACTION? o IF SUPPORT, PRESS 1. o IF OPPOSE, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3.

12. GAS VS. COAL: FARMINGTON IS CURRENTLY SEEKING TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND
THE USE OF 50-YEAR OLD COAL TECHNOLOGY TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY IN OUR LOCAL AREA. OTHERS BELIEVE WE SHOULD BUILD A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART NATURAL GAS POWER GENERATION STATION AND REQUIRE THE GAS TO COME FROM THE SAN JUAN BASIN. DO YOU SUPPORT COAL OR NATURAL GAS AS THE SOURCE OF POWER GENERATION FOR ELECTRICITY IN OUR AREA? o IF COAL, PRESS 1. o IF NATURAL GAS, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3. 13. NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT: RECENT FLOODS DID MAJOR DAMAGES TO AREAS IN FARMINGTON. THESE DAMAGES ARE SIMILAR TO PROBLEMS FROM FLOODS FROM THREE YEARS AGO. DO YOU BELIEVE THE CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO A BETTER JOB OF MANAGING FUNDS IN RESPONSE TO FLOOD DAMAGES TO PREVENT OR LESSEN THE EFFECTS OF FUTURE FLOODS? o IF YES, PRESS 1. o IF NO, PRESS 2. o IF UNSURE, PRESS 3. 14. NEWS SOURCES: WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR NEWS ABOUT FARMINGTON AND ITS CITY GOVERNMENT – THE DAILY TIMES, THE TRI-CITY TRIBUNE OR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS? o IF THE DAILY TIMES NEWSPAPER, PRESS 1. o IF THE DAILY TIMES INTERNET ON-LINE VERSION, PRESS 2. o IF THE TRI-CITY TRIBUNE, PRESS 3. o IF LOCAL RADIO STATIONS, PRESS 4. o IF OTHER, OR UNSURE, PRESS 5. 15. DAILY TIMES READING HABITS: HOW OFTEN DO YOU READ THE FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES – EVERY DAY, SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK, ON SUNDAY, OR OCCASIONALLY? o IF EVERY DAY, PRESS 1. o IF SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK, PRESS 2. o IF SUNDAY ONLY, PRESS 3. o IF OCCASIONALLY, PRESS 4. o IF NEVER, PRESS 5. 16. CLOSE. THAT CONCLUDES THIS VOTER SURVEY, THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

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