POLL SHOWS VOTERS FAVOR COTTON AMENDMENT
July 11, 2014
A new poll shows likely voters favor an amendment on the state cotton checkoff.
A flash poll released July 10 showed support from Alabama voters on Amendment 1 is outpacing opposition. The amendment involves the state cotton checkoff and will be on the July 15 primary runoff ballot.
According to the poll, 32 percent of likely voters will support Amendment 1, while only 23 percent are against the measure. Forty-four percent of voters were undecided.
“It’s encouraging to see these poll numbers and to know voters understand the importance of allowing cotton farmers to make a decision about their own industry,” said Alabama Farmers Federation Cotton Division Director Carla Hornady.
If the measure is passed, Alabama cotton farmers would then hold their own referendum to decide if the current voluntary checkoff should become automatic. The state cotton checkoff funds cotton research, educational and promotional activities.
“With four days remaining before the election, it’s important for cotton farmers to continue educating other voters about the amendment,” Hornady said. “Farmers can find additional information and resources on Amendment 1 online at ChooseCotton.com.”
The poll was completed over two days, July 7 and 8, by Cygnal, a full-service campaign, research and communications firm. The survey has a statistical margin of error of 3.42 percent.