Poll: Mayors and County Officials Are Most To Blame for Storm Traffic Ills

Walter Jones of the Morris News Service is reporting the results of a poll asking who should be blamed for the traffic tieups caused by this week’s snowstorm.

Next came the Georgia Department of Transportation with 20 percent, followed by Gov. Nathan Deal at 15 percent. Because the online poll was conducted statewide by OpinionSavvy, individual mayors weren’t listed by name. Just 12 percent said weather forecasters had fallen down on the job.

The poll of 434 Georgians, conducted by Insider Advantage, has a 4.6% margin of error.


  1. Dash Riptide says:

    Trusting school superintendents to be conservative to a fault is the number one reason the masses approached Tuesday as just another day without independent consideration of the weather forecast.

    A winter weather advisory or warning in your county should mean your kid isn’t going to school regardless. If superintendents understood that this is what they can expect, then they’ll never tempt fate again. If schools are open and no one comes to class, the district loses money.

  2. South Fulton Guy says:

    RE: “Next came the Georgia Department of Transportation with 20 percent, followed by Gov. Nathan Deal at 15 percent.”

    errrr – Flawed Study Conclusion…. The buck for GDOT stops with Governor Deal so 35% blame the Governor which is greater than the 28% who blame the Mayors and County Official.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Took a snowjam poll in the restaurant and 86% preferred their salt around the rim of their margarita glass.

  4. PoliticalJoe says:

    Mr. Jones should have asked the respondents if they blamed the jack-knifed trucks that seemed to be at the top of all the traffic problems for not following the chains-on-wheels advisory

    • South Fulton Guy says:

      Next time lets hope that GDOT Chairman Keith Golden makes it a mandate which he acknowledges he could have instead of making it an advisory which is a suggestion…

  5. Jon Lester says:

    Yesterday afternoon was the first I’d left my residence in two days. Apparently, Clarke and Oglethorpe counties dealt with the roads fairly well. I saw two road signs knocked over on US 78, but no other evidence of calamity. I guess it helps that we have lots of granite quarries around here.

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