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New WBUR Poll Shows Anemic Support For Boston Olympic Games06:42
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Reporters view a video display of the sites of the potential Olympic stadium, athlete's villages and media centers during a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Reporters view a video display of the sites of the potential Olympic stadium, athlete's villages and media centers during a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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The latest WBUR poll finds anemic support for the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston in 2024 — more bad news for proponents of the Boston Olympics.

The statewide survey found that 49 percent of poll respondents oppose Boston's Olympic bid, and only 39 percent support it. On the other hand, a majority of those polled say they'd support the games if they were spread across the state — rather than clustered only in Boston.

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Richard Davey, CEO of Boston 2024, which tweets @Boston2024.

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WBUR: Meager Mass. Support For Olympics, But Backing Rises For Statewide Games

  • "Support in the WBUR survey rises substantially under the scenario of Olympic venues spread across Massachusetts, rather than clustered around Boston. In the poll, 49 percent of those surveyed oppose the notion of hosting the Olympics in the Boston region, with 39 percent in favor."

This segment aired on June 10, 2015.

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