Survey: Most Poles oppose Krakow Winter Games bid
MAY 01, 2014 12:58p ET
WARSAW, Poland -- Krakow's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics has taken a new blow, with a survey showing that a majority of Poles oppose the project.
A telephone poll by the IBRiS HomoHomini center found that 58 percent are against the Krakow bid.
In the survey of 1,100 adults, only 31 percent were in favor. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.
Krakow residents are scheduled to vote in a May 25 referendum on whether they support the games.
The poll results come two weeks after the Krakow bid leader, Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, resigned following allegations her husband offered money to journalists in return for favorable stories. She was replaced by Krakow's deputy mayor, Magdalena Sroka.
Krakow is competing against bids from Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Lviv, Ukraine; and Oslo.