Skewed poll! Many polls have been conducted before showing the true state of affairs. I have also polled door to door in Nethercourt with similar results - 80% in favour. This nonsense is all causef by stupid people voting repeatedly. Complete waste of time though done with good intentions.
When I added my vote yesterday, the overwhelming vote was for Melissa. Today, it’s for Matthew. BUT you can vote as many times as you want so it only takes a few people voting over and over to change the vote. Not really a good way to show how the majority feels.
Ramsgate Resident: There has NEVER been any poll of any sort that determines the feelings of the people of Thanet about aviation or not at Manston. TCC carried out a consultation some years ago at which a majority of people said they did not want night flights.
As to the skewing of polls: the ones sponsored by SMAa and so on were littered with votes by such people as "R.Suppards", "R.Sole", "Nick D. Radar", "B.Iggles" and etc ad nauseam, thus rendering them worthless.
It is obvious that it's possible to vote many, many times, which has skewed the vote. I know for a fact that people have done that and there has NEVER been more support for houses in Thanet than for the airport. Previous polls have ALWAYS shown 75-80% in favour of reopening Manston Airport.
This poll is compromised. It is possible to provide an option - go out and come back in and “vote” again. Sadly whatever the “result” is it will be meaningless.