The Taxpayers League of Minnesota doesn’t like the Vikings stadium deal, thinks it’s a raw deal for taxpayers, and released an unscientific survey of 1,000 Minneapolis residents, showing they oppose the deal, too, by a 2-1 margin.
The survey comes on the eve of votes by the Minneapolis City Council later this week that could affect the deal. The council earlier voted 7-6 in favor of the deal, and unless Council Member Kevin Reich — the only yes vote considered a possibility to change to no — does change, it likely will pass again.
The Taxpayers League admited its poll wasn’t scientific, and said its callers said:
“Hi, my name is ___ with Taxpayers League of Minnesota and we are calling residents asking if they support the plan to spend $675 million city tax dollars for a new Vikings stadium?”
If respondents said they oppose the deal, they were asked if they’d like to be redirected to their council member.
- 55 percent don’t support the plan
- 27 percent do support the plan
- 18 percent are undecided.
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