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Robo-poll asks Miami-Dade voters about MIA baggage-wrap contract


A new automatic telephone poll asks Miami-Dade voters about a contentious baggage-wrap contract at Miami International Airport that Mayor Carlos Gimenez vetoed last week

The robo-poll tries to gauge support for Gimenez's veto of county commissioners' decision to award the contract to Safe Wrap, the second-place bidder for the concession, over first-place bidder TrueStar USA.

The questions call commissioners' award "questionable" and the contract "controversial" and note that Gimenez said he vetoed the award because hiring Safe Wrap could result in $6 million less a year for the airport.

"We're trying to get a sense of where the community is on this issue," said Pablo Acosta, TrueStar's lobbyist.

The robo-poll went to some 50,000 100,000 people, Acosta said -- including at least one Miami Herald reporter.