A poll commissioned by the campaign for a new Texas Rangers baseball stadium shows a 14-point lead in favor of a new ballpark, according to a survey that supporters released Tuesday afternoon.

The Public Opinion Strategies poll of 400 likely voters, conducted by telephone between September 23 through 25, showed 54 percent of likely voters support a new stadium, while 40 percent oppose it.

“We are excited, yet not surprised, by the results of the survey,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff
Williams in a press release Tuesday afternoon. “Arlington voters are rallying around the referendum to keep our Rangers with no new taxes.”

Next month, voters will be asked to move a half-cent sales tax that paid to help build the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium over to the baseball project, which is labeled as Proposition 1 on Arlington’s ballot.

Mayor Williams said the team brings a $77-million economic boost to the city each year.

But last Wednesday, opponents of the new stadium released their own survey, which indicates they are winning.

Signs showing both support and opposition to a new ballpark are popping up in Arlington yards.

Citizens for a Better Arlington said its poll showed 46 percent of likely Arlington voters oppose using public money to build a new stadium while 38 percent support it.

"This is an indication of what we already knew going into this fight. We are a David going up against a Goliath,” said Faith Bussey, President of Citizens for a Better Arlington, in a news release last week.

“We can prevail even with the odds stacked against us. People see this as a bad deal that doesn't pass the common sense test.”

November 8 is election day.