Poll: Majority of NY voters favor moving mosque
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 18:14:23 GMT —
A new poll shows a majority of likely voters in New York think a planned mosque near ground zero should be moved.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday finds 57 percent of voters say the location of the mosque is wrong, with 32 percent saying it is appropriate.
The mosque is planned two blocks north of the World Trade Center site.
A wide majority, 80 percent to 15 percent, say developers have a right to build a mosque near ground zero. But 67 percent of those surveyed say the mosque's backers should voluntarily move it to a different location.
The poll found sharp divisions among New York Democrats and Republicans on the proposed mosque. Fifty percent of Democrats say the project is appropriate, while 90 percent of Republicans say it's wrong.
The poll questioned 751 likely voters in New York state from Sept. 16-20. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.