COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- WXIA-TV commissioned a scientific poll in conjunction with SurveyUSA, withresidents from ten Metro Atlanta counties about the Atlanta Braves relocation to Cobb County.
The survey asked ten questions that ranged from the actual location of the stadium to the contribution from Cobb County residents and their likelihood to attend games.
The exclusive poll rendered results which indicated that the majority of metro area residents are comfortable or indifferent about the move.
The survey asked 500 adults the following questions:
The Atlanta Braves intend to move to a new stadium in Cobb County in 2017. Do you support? or oppose? this move?
11% Not Sure
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will vote on the stadium plan two weeks after it was publicly announced. Is two weeks too much time ...too little time ... or just about the right amount of time to allow for public input?
5% Too Much
54% Too Little
38% Just About The Right Amount
3% Not Sure
Cobb County will contribute 45%, or about $300 million dollars, of the total cost of the stadium, through a combination of bonds, revenue from existing property taxes, and taxes on hotel rooms and rental cars. Is this a good deal? or a bad deal? For Cobb County?
46% Good Deal
37% Bad Deal
17% Not Sure
If the Braves do move to Cobb County, would you be more likely to attend Braves games? Less likely? Or would it make no difference?
29% More Likely
35% Less Likely
35% No Difference
1% Not Sure
The survey asked 146 Atlanta residents the following questions:
Should the city of Atlanta try to keep the Braves in Atlanta? Or should the city let the Braves go?
72% Try To Keep
18% Let The Braves Go
9% Not Sure
Did Atlanta elected officials tell the public enough about their negotiations with the Braves? Or did they need to tell the public more?
18% Told The Public Enough
76% Needed To Tell The Public More
6% Not Sure
Which is more important to the city of Atlanta? Building the new Falcons stadium? Or renovating Turner Field?
38% Building The New Falcons Stadium
49% Renovating Turner Field
13% Not Sure
The survey asked 106 Atlanta residents, who want the Braves to stay, the following questions:
If keeping the Braves in Atlanta meant higher taxes for city residents, would you still want the city to try to keep the Braves in Atlanta?
12% Not Sure
The survey asked 130 Cobb County residents the following questions:
Should Cobb county use tax dollars to build a new stadium for the Braves? Or not?
58% Should Not
9% Not Sure
The survey asked 103 Cobb County area adults the following questions:
If a new stadium is built in Cobb County, how concerned would you be about potential traffic problems? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?
24% Not Very
3% Not At All
0% Not Sure
For a more in-depth look at the survey results, including a breakdown of opinion between Atlanta and Cobb County residents,click here.
COMPLETE COVERAGE OF BRAVES MOVING:
* Exclusive: Ted Turner doesn't want Braves to leave Atlanta
* Reed: 'My taxpayers aren't backstopping a $1.2M stadium'
* Ex-Brave John Rocker: Who wants to fight crime on way to ballpark?
* Exclusive Poll: Atlantans OK with Braves move to Cobb
* New drawings released of new Braves stadium
*Cobb County releases memorandum of understanding on Braves Stadium deal
*Pro/con campaigns on Braves move target voters
* Millions paid for land near stadium days before Braves bombshell
*Robb Pitts: Braves move may open opportunities for ATL
*Deal meets with Reed, Braves to discuss team's departure
*Cobb still mum on taxpayers' share for new Braves stadium
*Turner Field to be demolished after Braves leave
*Fulton chairman: Keep the Braves in Fulton County
*Turner Field neighbors fear "ghost town" if Braves leave, while Cobb County neighbors jumping for joy
*Tom Glavine says he's happy about the possible move
*Braves officials discuss new stadium during press conference
*Braves president Schuerholz announces new stadium
*How old is Turner Field?
*Historic moments at Turner Field