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Majority Polled Oppose Taxpayer Money For Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A new poll shows the majority of respondents oppose using taxpayer money to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

The latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows more than 60 percent of Minnesotans surveyed say the Vikings should keep playing in the Metrodome, where they’ve been for 29 years. Nearly three in four respondents say Vikings owner Zygi Wilf should not get public money for a new stadium.

The poll of 806 Minnesotans was done May 2-5, as Ramsey County and Minneapolis separately negotiated with the Vikings over their competing plans to host the stadium and help the Vikings build it.

The survey has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

Despite opposition to public funding of a new stadium, 66 percent say the Vikings are at least “somewhat important” to Minnesota.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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