Patrick Ishmael
Here is a fun graph from a (non-scientific) online poll on Aerotropolis from the St. Louis Business Journal, which not too long ago endorsed the Aerotropolis project. Presumably, the readers voting here reflect, broadly speaking, the business community in the region, and yet the sentiment of the more than 1,700 voters seems solidly opposed to the project.

That's not a good breakdown for Aerotropolis supporters.

Do online polls always offer an impeccable snapshot of the electorate? Not generally, so sufficient salt-graining is required here. That said, if legislators think that it's inevitable the law will quietly pass without anyone noticing, they may want to rethink that impression.

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Patrick Ishmael
Director of Government Accountability

Patrick Ishmael is the director of government accountability at the Show-Me Institute.