The majority has spoken, haven't they?
To the Editor:
In November 2004, 74.1 percent of Warwick voters (25,663 people) opposed airport expansion on Referendum 16 during the general election (Providence Journal 11/3/2004).
On Feb. 23, 2012, the Warwick Beacon reported that 56 percent of Warwick residents (out of only 304 surveyed) favored expansion, according to a poll “commissioned by the construction trade unions.”
Unless the population of Warwick has drastically changed over the last seven years, I seriously question whether a union-sponsored survey of some 304 people is more reliable than the 34,622 voters who responded to Referendum 16.
The people of Warwick have spoken.