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All eyes will be on Cleveland when the Republican National Convention comes to town this summer.

While a new report finds local residents are looking forward to the event, the findings also point out a majority of Northeast Ohioans also believe strengthening security should be the city’s greatest priority in the weeks leading up to the RNC.

In a Baldwin Wallace poll released Monday, roughly 73 percent of 530 surveyed voters from Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Summit counties said the city of Cleveland should focus on its security efforts before the event.

“The Convention is likely to bring upwards of 50,000 visitors to Northeast Ohio this summer, and while the region may benefit from some $200 million in direct spending, the event also raises a lot of security concerns,” Baldwin Wallace’s Community Research Institute associate director Lauren Copeland said in an online statement.

“Residents are also nervous about protests that may result from the growing anti-Trump movement and the possibility of a brokered convention.”



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of the RNC and WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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