Metro Atlanta area voters are more likely to support the upcoming ballot initiatives on permitting Sunday sales than voters elsewhere in Georgia, according to recent poll conducted by Hicks Evaluation Group and Guided Precision Services. According to the two-question survey, 3/4 of likely voters in Dunwoody and Decatur support the sale of alcohol on Sunday and more than half of those voters would also support a candidate for office even if that candidate did not support their position on the issue.
It’s a different story in Albany and Savannah, though. Savannah voters oppose Sunday sales 54% to 46%, and 62% of those voters would NOT support a candidate with a different view. In Albany, Sunday sales is opposed by 62% of the voters, and politicians who support the idea would be opposed by 60% of the respondents.
According to Fredrick Hicks of HEG:
“Like so many other issues, support for alcohol sales on Sunday is very much a parochial issue. It looks like we are going to see a very fragmented system statewide, which may have a significant economic impact… [in different areas.”]
Albany, Decatur and Dunwoody I get. But Savannah? That’s a surprise.
Brief and press release (in pdf) here.