Tonight we closed a poll we launched last Wednesday that asked one simple question: What is your stance on the new Whole Foods store in Jamaica Plain? Before sharing the results, we did want to say that this poll did not pretend to be Rasmussen or Gallup. However, we did make sure that the poll follow some simple requirements:
- Voting could happen only once per computer. Once someone voted once, you could not vote from the same computer, so technically, someone could have voted again if that person cast a new vote on a different computer.
- The poll only accepted votes from the Boston area. According to my tracking statistics, 80% of the 127 votes casts were from URLs within 5 miles of the Hyde Square section of JP, where the new store would be located.
So the results are in. 127 votes were cast. 85 (67%) voted to support the new store. 42 (33%) voted to not support the store.