Evansville Republicans say their 2007 campaign theme is striking a chord with voters. Their theme is "Sewers before Stadium." Maverick Strategies recently conducted a poll which shows 95% of Republicans, 79% of Democrats and 72% of Independents in Evansville agree with that argument. City Council candidate Andrew Smith admits he paid for the survey, but he says it was a scientific poll conducted across the city and across party lines. In the past, democrats have said the city is spending money on sewer improvements and the two issues are not necessarily related.