Updated 03/18/2011 09:50 PM
Poll Finds Most New Yorkers Would Shop At Walmart
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A new poll released Friday finds that New Yorkers would shop at Walmart if one opened in the city.
According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 68 percent of New Yorkers said that if it were convenient for them, they would shop at Walmart. That is compared to 29 percent who said they would not.
Nearly identical numbers of people say the chain's lower prices would eat into small business sales.
Of those polled, 57 percent say they think elected officials should allow Walmart to move into the city, while 36 percent do not.
The possible damage to small businesses has been one of opponents' main worries against Walmart's possible move to the city. Others have charged Walmart with paying its employees wages that are unfair.
Walmart has said it is being unfairly singled out.
The new Quinnipiac poll surveyed about 1,100 registered voters between March 8-14 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.