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Monday Poll results: When it’s hot, we like the AC more than the pool

Last July, Luke Church, 3, of Lenexa had the wave pool to himself at Splash Cove in Shawnee.
Last July, Luke Church, 3, of Lenexa had the wave pool to himself at Splash Cove in Shawnee. Special to the Star

It was hot last week when we created the Monday Poll. Like, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot. So hot we decided to create a poll about being hot.

Of course, by the time Monday rolled around it wasn’t so hot anymore — a circumstance which perhaps affected the participation in and responses to our unscientific Monday poll. Nevertheless, here are the promised results, based upon just under 100 responses:

1) My favorite way to stay cool in the hot and humid Kansas City summer:

Plenty of cool liquid refreshments. 11%

A dip in the lake or the pool. 9%

Leave town for a cooler place. 5%

Enjoy a breeze somewhere in the shade. 6%

Stay indoors and crank up the AC. 62%

Head to the movies. 7%

2) All this heat, all those tornadoes — proof that climate change is real!

Strongly agree. 43%

Agree. 25%

Disagree. 15%

Strongly disagree. 16%

3) The Royals return to town for a home stand beginning Monday. Warm weather means a home field advantage for the boys in blue.

Agree. 76%

Disagree. 24%

4) It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

Agree. 84%

Disagree. 16%

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