Polling the GZM

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Has anybody done a split poll where half of the respondents are asked these two questions?

  • Do you oppose construction of the Ground Zero mosque?
  • Do you oppose construction of a Muslim community center and mosque in lower Manhattan a couple of blocks away from the World Trade Center site?

(I use “oppose,” rather than “support or oppose” advisedly. I don’t really care whether people actively support the Park51 project, only whether they actively oppose it.)

Anyway, this is a genuine question. Has anyone done a poll like this? The very first time I heard about the “Ground Zero mosque” I thought it was literally a plan to build a mosque as part of the memorial at the rebuilt WTC site. I wonder how many people still think that?

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