Due to the overwhelming support from the Metro Council and our citizens, we are ready now more than ever for conventions and groups to experience our great city,” said Mayor Karl Dean.
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- WSMV's 2010 poll which found that only 26% of Nashvillians supported construction and 72% wanted to hold a referendum on a new convention center.
- SurveyUSA's 2007 poll which found that only 37% of Nashvillians supported construction.
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The Dean Team knew that there was little popular support for their pet project. To say otherwise now is a sinister form of re-write.
Naturally, the promotion hounds at the Tennessean never conducted a scientific poll, probably because they had already stuck their collective finger up in the air, saw which way the wind was blowing, and knew it hurt their editorial mission. Gannett reporters along with just about every other local beat journo ignored the WSMV poll. For
SAME DAY CORRECTION: Michael Cass points out that it was Becca Andrews who was the reporter on this story. Corrections noted above.
UPDATE: Cass or Andrews or whoever has yet to take up the question of the Dean Administration's misleading comments on Music City Center's popularity.