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Poll: Most thought recall election was ahead

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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:21 pm | Updated: 12:27 pm, Wed Jun 20, 2012.

Things turned out differently than a large majority of Press poll participants thought they would.

Most believed Recall CdA’s petitions would have enough valid signatures to put a recall election before voters, but the initiative fell short and ended earlier this week.

When the counting began, we asked readers if they thought Recall CdA would succeed in triggering recall elections of the four targeted city officials — Mayor Sandi Bloem and City Council members Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers. Here is how poll-takers responded:

• Yes — 586 votes (58 percent)

• No — 353 votes (35 percent)

• A few of them will face a recall, but not all — 66 votes (7 percent)


Participate in our most recent online poll at CDAPress.com that asks:

Some large cities are considering banning the sale of large sugary drinks to children. Would you support a local ban?

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  • wheels1 posted at 7:46 am on Thu, Jun 21, 2012.

    wheels1 Posts: 404

    Most bloggers on the Press poll would.

  • lola123 posted at 7:39 am on Thu, Jun 21, 2012.

    lola123 Posts: 338

    90% of the polls here are wrong. From projected results on levys to the Phil Hart issuer of will he get re-elected all were wrong by a substantial margin. Obviously those really in the know do not read this web newspaper. Only those who have NO desire to improve our community are most the commenters here.
    So Press, stop doing these ridiculous polls and concetrate on real news.

  • bullman3 posted at 10:29 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    bullman3 Posts: 142

    One problem is many many in the county wanted to recall and didnt know or think that it was for CDA only.

  • bionic man posted at 8:25 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    bionic man Posts: 347

    Why not...been in this area since the 60's. Seen the changes. Corruption started 15 years ago and has snowballed. Taxpayers have been screwed just for the benefit of others lining their pockets. If you can't see it, you're as blind as the rest of the transplants. Want facts, talk with the old timers. Fact is, people with little money can't afford to fight big money. The tide is changing and the days ahead will prove it all. Just remember "KARMA." one way or another, what comes around goes around.

  • Why Not posted at 7:34 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    Why Not Posts: 4131

    Woe Bionic, corruption, financial connection, you mean like have a job within the city limits, but not with the city? Corruption, that is pretty big claim buddy, got any evidence to back up the corruption allegation? Have you considered that maybe the majority just don’t get so emotionally involved, or are confident in the stewards who were elected to the offices they hold? If anything, there will be a bright side to this fiasco, besides a revitalized park that is. Maybe more people will take time to understand the issues (without emotion) and actually get out and perform their civic duty by casting a vote. During this whole brouhaha the same people (myself included) were posting over and over. The conspiracies and the blatantly incorrect information was so inflammatory that is just fed the fire and made those people more and more angry, that’s a shame. The real story was really a lesson in how effective government works. The city of Coeur d’ Alene is really a pretty cool place and it’s very well run, but then that’s just an opinion.

    And floorist, JQ's point is correct, substitute complain with emotion, same smell. These boards are a wonderful place to vent, but try to provide an opposing opinion and watch out. Some of us relish to opportunity to cut through the emotion and present facts or alternative opinions. It's fun to watch the fur fly!

  • the floorist posted at 6:14 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331


    The vast majority of people don't even comprehend or spell well enough to brave any message board...


  • bionic man posted at 5:38 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    bionic man Posts: 347

    Hey JQP... the people who come here are the ones that care (primarilly) and those that want to keep the status quo (yourself & others) What's your financial connection to all this?????? Mine is simply as a taxpayer who lives here in CDA "limits" who is getting taken by the "corruption." This site is just one of the small venues where the people can vent. Try to do it at the council/public meetings, but as usual, falls on deaf ears and the public comments are "IGNORED" by the 4 sitting council. Watch some of the video's on public meetings/comments...you will see how our great "4" are interested in what the public has to say. Be nice to have a "shock collar" on all of them just to wake them up and pay attention to the "people." They were all elected by "big money and their greed, " NOT by the general public of the city.

  • the floorist posted at 5:13 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    the floorist Posts: 331

    Well...I found out today why "Timeless" had her little meltdown yesterday...and it ain't got nuttin' ta do wid da recall...

    ...huh, hunny...? lol

  • JonnyQPubic posted at 12:47 pm on Wed, Jun 20, 2012.

    JonnyQPubic Posts: 325

    No surprise here. The majority of people who do anything more than just read the news on this website are complainers. Just take a look at any thread of comments, especially regarding McEuen & the recall. The vast majority of people, who don't have problems with those issues, don't come here to vent or vote.

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