This survey presents the opportunity to examine whether opinions have shifted in support for the third term charter change over the last year. It represents voters' opinions on a controversial issue that has received an increased amount of media attention. When compared with voters' opinions in 1999, the results demonstrate that support for the charter change has declined. A closer look shows that this decline in support was primarily due to a shift in blacks' opinions. It seems that greater exposure to the issue leads to greater opposition. The third term charter change still remains a racially divisive issue. Only 16% of whites favor the charter change, while 46% of blacks favor the change.
Howell, Susan E., "Public Opinion on the Third Term City Charter Amendment (April, 2000)" (2000). Survey Research Center Publications. Paper 25.