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GazetteNet poll results: Northampton override won't pass 

In a GazetteNet poll ahead of the Tuesday election, the majority of readers said the $2.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 property tax override request in Northampton won't get enough votes to pass.

The online poll, which opened Thursday afternoon and closed Monday morning, drew 349 participants; 233 of them, or 69 percent, said the override will not pass.

Sixty participants, 17 percent, said it will pass. Forty people, 12 percent, said the vote will be too close to predict the outcome and 16 people, or 5 percent, said they did not know what will happen.

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday across the state and will stay open until 8 p.m. While people in Northampton will settle the override question, statewide people will vote on who will occupy the U.S. senate seat left by John Kerry when he became the U.S. secretary of state. Candidates that will appear on the ballot are Gabriel G. Gomez, Republican; Edward J. Markey, Democrat; and Richard A. Heos, Twelve Visions Party.

Participants in the GazetteNet poll were self-selected. A new poll is put up on the GazetteNet homepage several times a week. Anyone can vote their opinion.

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