Survey: Majority of New Yorkers would shop at Walmart

57% think officials should OK Big Apple entry

NEW YORK — Walmart's efforts to open in New York City were helped last week when a new poll, released Friday, found that New Yorkers would shop at Walmart if one opened in the city.

According to the Quinnipiac University poll, 68% of New Yorkers said that if it were convenient for them, they would shop at Walmart. That is compared with 29% who said they would not.

Nearly identical numbers of people said the chain's lower prices would eat into small business sales.

Of those polled, 57% said they think elected officials should allow Walmart to move into the city, while 36% do not.

The new Quinnipiac poll surveyed about 1,100 registered voters between March 8 and March 14 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

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