New Yorkers See Negative RNC Impact

The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion conducted a poll of 777 New Yorkers on September 8 and 9 on their opinions of the city's role as host of the Republican National Convention, and not surprisingly, it wasn't good, reported The New York Times. The post-convention poll found that 53 percent of New Yorkers voted that New York should not have been the host city to the convention, compared to the 59 percent of those polled in April who found the event a positive thing for the city. Sixty-five percent thought that the cost of hosting the convention outweighed the economic benefits to the city, but at the same time, 67 percent did not feel personally inconvenienced by the event.

Yet New Yorkers feel differently about athletes and spectators. The article adds that 68 percent of New Yorkers think hosting the 2012 Olympics would be good for the city.

Posted 09.15.04
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