After the controversial Washington Post poll that had 60 percent of District residents against the D.C. United stadium project, a new poll shows that 49% of likely Democratic primary voters are for the stadium project, with 42% against. The wording of the question, in particular, is key:
Now I would like your opinion on some current issues. There is a proposal to use up to $150 million in city funds to buy land where a new stadium can be built for the District’s Major League Soccer team, D.C. United. The city would maintain ownership of the property and rent it to the team for $1 per year, while the soccer team would pay to construct the actual stadium. Do you support or oppose this proposal?