Actually, it's only 45-45. The other ten percent of Santa Clara voters are still undecided, but those with an opinion were evenly split for and against the stadium measure. That's not good news for the 49ers, considering they've already spent multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting the measure.
This poll is considered significant because it's the first time pollsters used the actual wording from the ballot measure as it's going to appear before Santa Clara voters on June 8. The poll this summer showing the measure ahead by a 2-1 margin was just people clicking "yes" or "no" on the Internet.
Worse yet for Niners ownership, a KPIX poll in January found the measure trailing, 54-40%. But Matier & Ross report in their Chronicle piece that the 49ers have their own internal polls indicating the measure is well ahead.
But if independent polls keep showing the race as this tight, Santa Clara's mail delivery carriers are going to get one heck of a workout this election season.