In a record turn-out, three-quarters of HesperiaStar.com voters overwhelmingly believe school board recall proponents will be able to gather the almost 7,000 signatures needed to put the question of a recall on a ballot in a special election next spring.


More than 500 HesperiaStar.com readers responded to the question "will school board recall proponents be able to gather the almost 7,000 signatures they need before mid-December?" The question was on the front page of the site for two weeks, beginning on August 17.


Of the 503 people voting, 378 of them (or 75 percent) said the recall proponents would gather the signatures necessary. Disagreeing with them were 113 voters (or 22 percent), with 12 voters (or 2 percent) saying they did not know, or had no opinion.


Poll numbers shot up on Friday, August 24, when an article about a previous HesperiaStar.com poll appeared on the Web site and then again on Tuesday, when the same article appeared in the August 28 edition of the newspaper. But despite the surge, the percentages remained roughly comparable to earlier percentages, when fewer than 80 people had voted.


A new HesperiaStar.com poll is now on the Web site, asking "if it meant better roads and more businesses in Hesperia, would you support more residential growth in the city?" The poll will run through September 14.