Poll: Most NYers want developers to move mosque

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2010 photo, pedestrians walk past the 19th century building on Park Place in Manhattan where Muslims plan to build a mosque and cultural center in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

August 31, 2010 6:46:41 AM PDT
A new poll finds 71 percent of New Yorkers want the developers of an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero to voluntarily move the project.

The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University poll released Tuesday finds the same amount of New Yorkers want Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to investigate funding of the project.

Cuomo, a Democrat running for governor, has said little about the issue. He says the building is protected by the Constitution and that he will investigate if concerns are found.

The poll finds 53 percent of registered voters feel the Muslim developers shouldn't be allowed to build two blocks from ground zero. About the same percentage of voters say they have a right to.

Quinnipiac questioned 1,497 registered voters Aug. 23-29. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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Online:
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml


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