Well, this is interesting.
State rep Reuven “My Kids Have Crazy Names, Too” Carlyle took a poll of 384/133,901 people in his district, the 36th, which covers Belltown and Downtown, up to Greenwood and east to Ballard. Just 10 questions long, it basically asked about hot issues and what people in the district think about them.
The 36th is interesting, because it goes from urban (Belltown) to pretty suburban (Blue Ridge) and also covers areas where essentially no humans live (hahaha Magnolia!), but because it’s Seattle, it’s pretty roundly progressive. So it’s not totally surprising that the folks in the 36th went anti-death penalty (which they were).
What IS interesting (to me, anyway) is the ranking of transportation issues:
First of all, almost no one skipped this question, because everyone cares about the transpo package, which our Republican-lead Senate has been gumming up.
Second, Almost everyone ranked transit improvements as the first priority, and almost nobody ranked cycling improvements as their more important. The least important things to 36ers is new roads, bike improvements, and pedestrian improvements — but almost everyone wants better transit as a main issue.
Which is interesting, since our transit in Seattle is at the risk of taking a total shit BECAUSE of that shitty-dicks transpo package, which people in Seattle are not happy with.
Way to be in touch with the people, Olympia.