My household was just push polled. That's right, there is no conformation on whether SJ can get a stadium, there is no ballot initiative scheduled for an election, but someone is paying (three guesses the first two don't count) for a robotic push poll to try to sway public opinion on a hypothetical Cisco fields. I'm angry!
Here were the questions (paraphrased from the person in my household who took the call):
1) Do you support a ballot initiative for a new Baseball stadium in San Jose?
2) Would you still support the stadium if you knew public money would be used for the stadium at a time when the city doesn't have enough money for schools, public services, ect...
Also, for those of you who don't frequent the excellent New A's Ballpark blog, today the Giants just bought another 30% stake in the SJ Giants giving them the controlling stake in the team. The Giants spent years telling the city of San Jose to go insert a bat where the sun don't shine when the city begged them for help renovating the aging Municipal stadium, and now all of a sudden they care about the team? BS!
What this is a Neukem "bunkering" down (fallout proof I hope). After weeks of good news for San Jose on the subject, including a letter to Commissioner Selig signed by multiple fortune 500 companies, Neukem is feeling the pressure. For him now to feel that he has to result in dirty tactics like push polling to sway public opinion or spending millions on a team he'll ignore again when this is over must mean he really feels his back is against the wall.
I'd like to ask the AN readers if anyone else has been push polled and what their thoughts on the topic are.