Fluoridation vote could be close

The naysayers have closed the gap on fluoridation of Wichita’s water, making Tuesday’s ballot question a toss-up. That’s judging from the latest SurveyUSA poll, conducted Oct. 25-29 and sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12. It found 44 percent planning to vote “no” and 43 percent planning to vote “yes,” with 13 percent uncertain on the issue. Opposition especially has grown among women and senior citizens. In SurveyUSA polls in August and late September, support for the “no” side was at 31 and 40 percent, respectively.