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Re: “Here's one cynical view on Broadmoor-city land swap

TruB

You bring up an interesting question and one I often ask myself on the matter if the polling 'does' anything. To be honest, I am not sure that they do.

The Project Unity/SpringsUnigroup polling and survey network was set up in 2003 following a contentious local issue regarding a county measure to fund a new courthouse and jail. We learned, at that time, that many of the polls and surveys going out were distributed to very limited, repeat mail lists thus producing poll results from a limited number of respondents with limited demographic profiles.

This program was set up to allow members of the general public and the small business community to weigh in on issues of concern as each issue arises and to build a huge mail list of regularly subscribing members who participate in our polls on a regular basis.

You will note, that even thought it costs to maintain the program, there is NO advertising, there are NO requests for donations or contributions nor would we accept them - and we are NOT selling anything. There is no 'hustle' - just a request for opinions and your comments on critical issues that will be facing the public and elected officials and civic leaders.

Have we developed as large a member network as we want? NO. Is it growing? YES, very slowly. Do we ask hard questions? YES. Do we ever sell or make available our mail list? NO, not for any reason. Do you have to be a registered, subscribing member to obtain results? YES. Do we appreciate those who take time to participate? VERY MUCH!

The application for membership is quite demographically specific so that in time, we will be able to isolate an analyze the importance of local issues by gender, by age, by zip code, by special interest group and compare them to a global set of responses.

Do the polls and surveys serve any purpose? NOT SURE, PROBABLY NOT !

However, the program has proven to be 91% accurate in predicting how the general public will vote on 'issues' and 86% accurate in predicting elected official races. This is a 'grass roots' effort - not represented as being 'scientific research'. On recent local issues ie: stormwater, utilities governance, and the recent land exchange, our results came in very close to results obtained from the $15,000-$35,000 professional polling.

The difference: $15,000 to $35,000!

If you have ideas how to make the effort more useful, or suggestions how to improve the process please email us with your thoughts.

Thank you
Richard D Wehner
Donna Knight

project.unity@ymail.com

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Posted by Springs Unigroup on 04/19/2016 at 3:15 AM

Re: “Here's one cynical view on Broadmoor-city land swap

This is an interesting issue with passion running high on either side - What are your views and how strong would be your support or opposition to the proposed land exchange? please take our 'grass-roots' poll and weigh in. Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Land-Swap-A.html

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Posted by Springs Unigroup on 04/17/2016 at 4:02 AM

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