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New Yorkers like Walmart

  (lakshmi /

Another day, another Quinnipiac University poll. Today's poll reveals the truth about New Yorkers: they're just like everybody else--at least when it comes to Walmart.

When asked if they would shop at Walmart, 69 percent of New Yorkers said they would. Nearly two-thirds of those polled said city officials should allow a Walmart to be built. The retail giant is currently looking for a home in the city, but has faced resistance from local elected officials and labor unions.

“Support for allowing Walmart to open in the Big Apple is growing, while the number of would-be shoppers remains constant at more than 2-1,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “Voters agree with both the negative and positive claims made about the retail giant, but even in union households, New Yorkers say a bargain’s a bargain.”