No NBA in Seattle? Who cares?
Well, it turns out most people didn’t care about losing out to Sacramento all too much.
According to the Seattle Times, a recent poll conducted by Stuart Elway found 51 percent of King County residents shrugged the NBA’s decision not to move the Kings to Seattle, saying it wasn’t a “compelling drama for King County residents”
Thirty-three percent of those polled said they were disappointed in the decision. But 12 percent of participants said they were happy the NBA wasn’t moving back to Seattle.
The 33 percent was similar to a poll in 2012 showing 31 percent of residents “strongly favored” bringing the NBA back to Seattle.
Stuart Elway of the polling group said while there’s loud support for bringing the team back to Seattle, a majority of county residents would rather see public money and interests go elsewhere.
“But for most people, public money has always been the big issue,” Elway said.
Pollsters contacted 401 King County residents from May 28 to 30. According to the Times, the polls margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.