By Adrian Duyzer
Published October 19, 2010
In Eisenberger Stumbles In Race For Mayor I argued that the high number of undecided voters is a failure of his campaign's messaging, but not "because people disagree with him on the best location for the Pan Am Games stadium, or are upset with the way he handled negotiations with the Tiger Cats".
In spite of laying out my reasons for this belief, many commenters disagreed and specifically cited the Pan Am Games stadium as the reason for his tepid support levels.
New poll results released by the Hamilton Spectator today put the issue to rest. Out of 1000 Hamiltonians who were asked an open-ended question on which issues were most important to them, 22.2% said taxes and 14.8% said the economy. Only 6.2% cited the stadium and/or the Pan Am Games as important.
When it comes to messaging, Eisenberger's campaign clearly would have benefited most from a strong focus on job creation, poverty reduction, and taxes.
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