On April 21, the Dallas Morning News released results of a poll it conducted of public sentiment on the Trinity toll road. Short version: the DMN found that 65 percent of registered voters were against the toll road. The toll road supporters (the Trinity Commons and Connect Dallas Now) came out the following day with a release calling into question the poll’s findings. Well, now we’ve got another poll, and its results look a whole lot like the results from the first poll. This one was conducted by the Coalition for a New Dallas. The findings: 65 percent of Democrats oppose the road, 77 percent of Republicans oppose it, and 78 percent of independents oppose it.
The funny thing about this second poll is that I’m reading about it the Morning News. Because the Coalition for a New Dallas is the super PAC (not a PAC, as the DMN has it in its post) co-founded by Wick, my boss. Be nice if he’d let us report this stuff first. The DMN post doesn’t mention what the margin of error was or what the language of the poll question was. I’ll see if I can get the people working inside my own building to tell me that. If they do, I’ll update this post.Full Story