Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
Poll: 60% of Minnesotans support stadium plan
Minneapolis stadium rendering
Posted Mar 23, 2012
According to a poll released Friday, more than 60 percent of Minnesotans support the basics of the current stadium plan.
More than 60 percent of the 1,000 Minnesotans polled support Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to build a new stadium used by the Vikings on the current Metrodome site.
The results of the poll, conducted by the national polling firm Mason-Dixon, were released Friday morning by Home Field Advantage, a group of Minneapolis business leaders.
According to the poll, 61 percent of Minnesotans support the plan, 30 percent oppose it and nine percent are undecided. The margin for error on the poll was plus-minus 3.2 percent. Of those polled, 73 percent said they followed the stadium issue “very closely” or “somewhat closely.”
The poll was based on four premises presented to respondents: 1) The Vikings would contribute more than 50 percent of the construction and operating costs; 2) The majority of the public contribution wouldn’t come from general-fund dollars; 3) The City of Minneapolis contribution would use existing hospitality taxes and no new taxes; 4) The public would own the stadium and have it available for use at least 300 days a year. Based on that criteria, which is part of the current plan, the majority of those polled supported a stadium project.
The poll also asked how important it was that the Vikings stay in Minnesota, and 71.5 percent said it was “very important” or “somewhat important.”
Of those polled, 60 percent were from the Twin Cities metro area and 40 percent were outstate, 51 percent were female, 57 percent were age 50 or older, 33 percent were Democrats, 26 percent were Republicans and 41 percent identified themselves as Independents.
With the results presented, Home Field Advantage called for the Minneapolis City Council to support the stadium plan that has the backing of Dayton, Rep. Morrie Lanning, Sen. Julie Rosen and Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak.
Tim Yotter is the publisher of
Viking Update on Twitter
and discuss this topic on our
. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine,
Vikings watched Claiborne improve at pro day
Mar 23, 2012
Vikings, Erin Henderson come to terms
Mar 23, 2012
Sullivan calls Saints’ actions ‘despicable’
Mar 23, 2012
Subscribe today and get a full year of
Viking Update Magazine
with an annual Total Access Pass.
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from VikingUpdate.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to
Football > Minnesota
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft