August, 2011

Tear-off polls in Somerville

Today, on at least two lampposts along Beacon Street in Somerville, I saw tear-off flyers that, instead of the typical offers of computer repairs or nanny services, presented polls.

The two questions I saw were "Would you raise a kid here?" and "Do you talk to your neighbors?" Below the questions, there were tear-off tabs, half "Yes" and half "No". (I didn't have a camera with me, unfortunately.)

This seems to be an ingenious (though totally unreliable) way to conduct a local poll. Does anyone have any idea as to who posted these and why?

UPDATE: (2011-08-14) Google reveals that these were done by a Somerville artist named Tim Devin. Here is his description of the surveys.