STATE POLLING DATA:
What is this bill about?
proposes to fully finance and build a hydroelectric dam across the
What are the opinions the people of your state about the dam?
A simple majority of the people presently favors the passage of this bill. These people see the bill as boosting the local economy and provided much needed state revenue that could be used to improve essential services in education, transportation, and emergency services. Most Alaskans are not concerned about the affect this bill will have outside their state.
A significant portion of the voters are opposed to this bill because it will bring drastic changes to the landscape (1000 square mile reservoir), a rapid escalation of community services and social problems due to the anticipated rapid influx of technicians and laborers for the oil drilling and dam building, and the unanticipated changes to the environment. There are also concerns about how much the authority of the KRPD will conflict with the existing state and local governments'.
The 10% of
the voters who express or have no opinion could make this a controversial issue
if they decide to oppose the bill. This
is the second most important issue for the voters of
What is my Party's Opinion about the Bill and what will they do to promote it?
The Orange Party sponsors this bill but there are several issues that conflict with Orange Party Philosophy. The Orange Party Leadership believes that the economic advantages and reduction of reliance on imported oil outweigh the party's policies about private ownership and control of business and state and local control of government.
What is the Opposing Party's Opinion about this Bill?
Party philosophically supports this bill, but cannot afford to be seen as
merely "going along" with the
How do you think the Party's will vote?
Party will support this bill both within the State of