This is Falcons week at Field of Schemes, apparently. The latest news from Atlanta is that people there really really hate the Falcons’ new stadium proposal: 66% of those polled by WSB-TV don’t want the Georgia Dome replaced vs. 21% who do, while 60% oppose using hotel-motel tax money for the project, while 29% approve of it. (No explanation from WSB about those 6% who don’t want a new stadium, but do want to use public funding to pay for one.)
If all this sounds familiar, that’s probably because almost identical numbers of Atlantans said the same thing five months ago. But of course, none of those people matter unless they’re members of the state legislature, which is the body that will decide whether to lift the state convention center authority’s debt ceiling so that the stadium plan can go ahead. Right now the legislature’s position is probably best described as “skeptical,” but then, the lobbying season hasn’t begun in earnest yet.