The Waikato Times reports:
Hamilton voters have been asked and for a third time they have answered emphatically: put fluoride in our drinking water.
Just two weeks before local body election ballots close, a new Waikato Times poll, out today, has found voters overwhelmingly support fluoridation.
The survey, conducted over a three-day period this week, shows 59 per cent support the reintroduction of the chemical – the same percentage as a Versus Research poll in June.
Some 26 per cent supported keeping city water supplies fluoride-free, a two-percentage-point increase.
Two per cent of those questioned refused to answer this week’s poll, while 13 per cent were unsure where they stood on the debate. There were 400 people polled with a margin of error of +/- 4.9 per cent.