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Support For Park51 Project Near Ground Zero Grows (POLL)

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NEW YORK — A new poll shows support for an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site has grown slightly among New York City voters in the past month.

The Marist College survey released Friday showed about 41 percent of respondents favor the project, while 51 percent oppose it. Support is up from 34 percent in a poll released Aug. 10.

The number of those opposed did not change dramatically. It came down 2 points from 53 percent.

In the August poll, 13 percent of respondents said they were unsure. In Friday's survey, 8 percent were unsure.

Marist questioned 616 registered New York City voters Sept. 2 through Tuesday. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Online: http://www.maristpoll.marist.edu

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