A poll shows Raleigh voters would support a bond for Dix Hill.
But it's hard to gauge how much they would really support spending.
The survey of 559 likely municipal voters by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling on July 25 first asked if they would support an $80 million bond referendum to help the city buy the Dorothea Dix hospital campus from the state. Fifty-eight percent said they would.
But oddly, support dropped when voters were asked if they would support spending less on Dix. Just 48 percent supported a $40 million bond, and 55 percent supported a $20 million bond.
A follow-up question asked if voters would support leasing a smaller section of the park, but it's tainted by wording of the "historic core" that is "crucial to the success of a future destination park."
The survey has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.