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June 29, 2009

OUR SCOOP: Poll Shows Seattle Bag Fee in Dead Heat

"Shopping Bag Referendum Divides Seattle Voters: Half of Seattle likely voters today say they are certain to vote yes on a ballot referendum that would require a 20 cent fee on disposable shopping bags; half say they are certain to vote no...Ballot measures in general are more volatile than candidate elections. Future poll results may show a shift in opinion as voters focus more on the issue." - Survey USASmiley bag

According to a new poll commissioned by Seattle news station KING 5, support for Seattle’s landmark bag fee is gaining ground - with 47 percent of respondents saying they’d vote in favor of the fee and 46 percent saying they’d vote against it. 

Our Take: It’s such a close race, and the Aug. 18 vote is coming quickly.  With many voters still undecided, the Green Bag Campaign needs your help now more than ever - learn more about this important legislation and the simple ways you can help! Modeled after Ireland's successful PlasTax, if Seattle's bag fee passes, it's the perfect opportunity for this model to take hold in the U.S. 

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