A recent opinion poll funded by Bristol Airport (BA) found over 70% of respondents in favour of expansion…
There were just two questions which were included in an occasional YouGov ‘omnibus’ survey. The survey was sent out to their UK-wide database but only respondents who answered the two BA questions and live in the South West were used. This reduced the sample to 217 people (although the BA press release claimed a sample of 350). Within the whole South West BA do not know where any of the 217 came from! People complete these surveys to earn points over a period of time which can be converted into cash or vouchers.
To counter this poll, which received wide-spread publicity (1), we have asked an independent company to poll of residents from the region, using the same questions as the BA survey. This may well provide a more accurate gauge of opinion!
Please take a moment to respond to the poll, which closes in early March, and share the link as widely as possible:
The SBAE team