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SPI poll very suspect

I am responding to Grace Karpa’s article regarding polling in Nevada County. Sierra Pacific Industries paid for the poll, which to my thinking, makes it very suspect. Only 400 people were polled out of 57,336 registered voters in Nevada County. That is less than 1 percent of the total.

If SPI wanted to know what the Nevada County voters thought about logging practices, that is one item. However, they asked several political questions about NH 2020 and the Board of Supervisors. Why?

No doubt, SPI liked the statement that 73 percent believe that the California laws are sufficient to govern the state forests, but is the poll really factual?

More than 25 years ago, I purchased land and built a home in Nevada County. Like so many people from Southern California and the Bay Area, I was lured by the beauty and tranquility of this area. I loved the forest, lakes, streams and wildlife.

I cannot believe that there are some people who came here to live and enjoy this wonder- land, now say it is OK to clearcut and moon- scape this precious land.

If the poll is correct, which I doubt, then 73 percent of the 400 people polled have either gone bunkers or they have Alzheimer’s.

Henry Dax

Nevada City

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