A new poll of Oakland voters conducted by the Mellman Group for the East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) shows that city residents overwhelmingly want the right to vote on any deal the city strikes with the Oakland A’s using public funds for a Howard Terminal real estate development.
Voters also want an independent and public financial report produced on any deal before it is approved.
The poll surveyed 800 voters representing the likely November 2022 electorate in Oakland, California. Three-quarters (76%) of voters want to vote on any deal, while only 15% do not. Further, 63% strongly support putting a proposed agreement with the A’s on the ballot.
Over 70% of voters across age, gender, education, ethnicity, and sexual orientation support putting a deal on the ballot. Even 76% of self-identified baseball fans want a deal using public funds on the ballot.
Voters not only want to vote on any deal, but 85% also want to require a full, independent, public analysis before any deal is agreed to. Only 8% oppose this requirement, with 7% unsure. Over 75% of voters across gender, age, education, ethnicity, and in every City Council district want this independent public fiscal analysis conducted — including 85% of baseball fans.