Poll: Only 22 Percent of Miamians Support Dolphin Stadium Upgrades

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The Miami Dolphins' quest to secure public funds to upgrade their stadium might have gotten good news out of Tallahassee last night, but their chances of getting the public to approve a referendum remain slim.

According to a new poll, only 22 percent of Miami-Dade citizens support the plan, making it one of the least popular initiatives in the county.

According to the survey, conducted by Armando Ibarra for TeleMiami, 63 percent of local likely voters oppose the plan. As Political Cortadito points out, that stat is a bit better than one revealed two months ago, when a poll conducted by an FIU professor found opposition at 73 percent. Still, things aren't exactly looking good for the Fins.

The proposal is much more unpopular than other controversial initiatives being considered, such as legalizing gambling and hiking sewer fees to help fix the county's aging infrastructure.

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However, Eric Jotkoff, a spokesman for the Miami First Coalition (a PAC created to support the initiative) called into question the pollster's credentials and predicts the Fins will emerge victorious in the May 14 election.

"As voters across Miami-Dade have learned about the unprecedented partnership to modernize Sun Life Stadium and create over 4,000 jobs, our support continues to grow," he told Cortadito"We are confident that on May 14, Miami-Dade residents will speak loudly when they vote for modernizing Sun Life Stadium."

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fortemiami
fortemiami

I am a 21 year-old guy and I am definitely VOTING NO Dolphins Want a new Stadium than the OWNER who’s the one that's going to laundry all of the revenue/the money after all should pay for it!

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

the dolphin are more important then the infrastructure Is falling apart and the schools are in decline with overcrowding and not enough quality teachers.  firemen,  policemen,


Erick Arias
Erick Arias

They would have stood a better shot had it not been for the Marlins stadium fiasco. They should work into the deal that for the financing of Sun Life to be approved, Ross should have to also buy the Marlins. Anyone is better than Loria.

Amanda Lynn
Amanda Lynn

The bridge over Key Biscayne needs emergency repairs. I guess lives are not as important as the Super Bowl smh

mcaloon
mcaloon

vote no on taxes to give to nfl.  what a joke, can`t believe Dade county voter will fall for this. 

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

Absolutely unnecessary...except for the construction companies. I'd like to see it happen just to see how far the thing will fly with the first hurricane.

CJ Ritchie
CJ Ritchie

Team value- 1.01 billion; Stephan Ross value- 4.4 billion 90th riches person in the US- Resident of choke choke new York- 72 years old- Pay for your own Stadium Improvements . You can take it with you.

mowmowsisi
mowmowsisi

I agree except we already have too many over paid and under worked fire fighters and police.

fortemiami
fortemiami

@Adrian Rivera

You're kind of right because look how many Millions they are spending on advertising out-of-pocket (WHY ARE THEY SPENDING ALL OF THAT MONEY OF THEIR OWN POCKETS BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY WILL GET IT BACK RIGHT AWAY OFF OUR TAX-DOLLAR) but we have a chance if we all VOTE NO!

mcaloon
mcaloon

@Adrian Rivera not if we vote no

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