So apparently North Carolinians aren’t the only ones who hate giving tax money to the local NFL team for renovations to their privately built and owned stadium:
About 73 percent of likely Miami-Dade voters oppose a plan to give the Miami Dolphins a tax subsidy for stadium improvements, according to a new poll obtained by The Miami Herald that indicates the issue is a political killer for politicians to support.
“This is toxic to the Legislature, the county commission and the executive,” said Dario Moreno, a political science professor at Florida International University who conducted the 1,000 voter survey for a private client.
“There’s not one group of likely voter who supports this idea,” Moreno said. “Even in County Commission District 1, where the stadium is, people are overwhelmingly opposed.”
Also, the Dolphins stadium subsidy is opposed by both Democrats and Republicans, opposed in each of the county’s 13 commission districts, and most of the Miami-Dade state legislative delegation. And a majority of those polled (61%) not only oppose the deal, they strongly oppose it.
Of course, popular opposition is no guarantee that legislators will vote against a project, so unless the Dolphins have to go before a public vote — oh wait.
Yep, this is almost certainly going nowhere, for this year at least. Looks like the Loria Hangover has claimed a victim after all.