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Daily News Roundup – January 20, 2015

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.

Bostonians Dubious About Olympic Bid, Poll Finds (Time) Same poll as above, same take on it

Could Boston’s Olympics Be as ‘Walkable’ as It Claims? (BostInno) Not if it has venues in DC…

Boston Olympics Could Impact Region (Taunton Daily Gazette)

The 4 Mile March in Boston yesterday for MLK Jr. Day included no Olympics in its list of demands:

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