Respected, National, Bi-Partisan Polling firms find that southern Arizonans believe that the Rosemont Copper’s mine is NOT in the public’s best interests
Earlier this month a national bi-partisan polling team comprised of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Baselice & Associates (R) conducted a survey and found that despite the vast amounts Rosemont has spent trying to gloss over the impacts of this massive open pit mine to the region’s water resources, environment and economy, southeastern Arizona voters believe this mine is not in the public’s best interest and oppose allowing it to go forward.
The memo (click to download) summarizes the results of this survey.
Interestingly, the intensity of opposition to the mine increases after respondents are read a series of arguments BOTH for and against the mine.After hearing those pro and con arguments, southern Arizonans oppose the Rosemont Mine by a 55%-38% margin, and more people are “strongly opposed” to the mine (41%) than show any support for it at all.
These poll results makes it clear that the more southern Arizonans learn about the Rosemont Mine, the stronger their opposition.This poll was commissioned by Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, and other groups concerned about the Rosemont Mine and its potential destruction of one of the mountain ranges that make Tucson and southern Arizona a great place to live and work.