Poll Finds Lukewarm Support in Boston for Summer Olympics Bid (NYT) Always pay attention to the cross-tabs. Although support was greater than opposition (50% to 33%), 44% said that they would be less likely to support the bid if public funding were used, and 75% want to have a vote on it. Also note that people have way too favorable of an opinion of the IOC and USOC, which shows a lack of information that needs to be duly corrected. Also note that 17% undecided is rather high and means many people can be swayed. Pollster Steve Koczela noted that support, although larger than opposition, was shallow.