Recently the Tavern League released a survey claiming that there is support for exempting "adult-only locations" from a statewide smoke-free air bill. What qualifies as an adult-only location?
In Wisconsin, minors are allowed to enter taverns with their parents or guardians. Minors 14 and older may also be employed where alcohol beverages are stored, sold, or served. (Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Laws summarized here.)
The Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies conducted a survey of WI voters in February 2007 where they asked respondents: "Would you favor or oppose a law in the State of Wisconsin that would prohibit smoking in most indoor public places, including all workplaces, public buildings, offices, restaurants, and bars?" The poll found that 64% of voters who responded were in favor.
When comparing the two questions, it's gotta be embarrassing for the Tavern League: there's no question which results are based on a clear, well-defined question. For the sake of fair and representative polling, it is disappointing that the Tavern League is reporting their results as sound data.