Friends of Seattle released a poll today that shows the majority of Seattle voters would oppose city council members who support a contract with the state that puts tunnel cost overruns on Seattle. Of the 411 people surveyed, 51.6 percent said they would be somewhat or very unlikely to support one of those council members; only 35 percent said they were somewhat or very likely to support one of those candidates.


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Meanwhile, the poll found that—if the citizens run a referendum on the tunnel, as appears likely—a plurality of voters would reject the current proposed ordinance. Of the respondents, 48.8 them would vote to reject the contract obligating Seattle to pay for overruns. Only 32.5 percent of the people surveyed said they would vote to approve the contract. About 19 percent were unsure.