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Support for Amendment 1 Craters

"Virginians are learning that Amendment 1 is not independent, nor is it non-partisan...it's no shock that support is falling the more voters hear"

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See below for a press release from Fair Districts, which *opposes* Amendment 1, referring to this new polling from the Wason Center for Publicy Policy at CNU. Also, the Fair Districts folks didn’t mention it, but a Mason-Dixon poll in early January 2020 had support for Amendment 1 at 72%…compared to 48% now.

SUPPORT FOR AMENDMENT 1 CRATERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Richmond, VA — New polling released by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows support for Amendment 1 is cratering among Virginia voters.

“Virginians are learning that Amendment 1 is not independent, nor is it non-partisan. It would leave drawing political lines in the hands of only 8 legislative leaders to do whatever they wish to rig districts in their favor. Combined with it’s lack of protection for ensuring minority voices are represented, it’s no shock that support is falling the more voters hear,” said Del. Lashrecse Aird (D-Petersburg).

This new data follows polling from Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Governor and Public Affairs released in April and previously unreleased data from early September conducted by Public Policy Polling which shows a consistent decline in support for Amendment 1. With the Wason Center data, Amendment 1 has now fallen under majority support for the first time.

“Support for the amendment has gone from 65% in April, to 52% in early September to 48% now. When analyzed together, these polls show that the more Virginians become educated about Amendment 1, the less support they have for it ,” said Tierra Ward, Executive Director of Fair Districts.

March 25 – April 8 VCU (812 sample) – Yes: 65%
September 3-4 PPP (899 sample) – Yes: 52%
September 9-21 CNU (796 sample) – Yes: 48%

Virginians wishing to learn more about Amendment 1 are encouraged to visit www.fairdistrictsva.com.

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