NYC
08/12/2011 03:53 pm ET Updated Oct 12, 2011

New Yorkers Welcome Idea Of New York Walmart: POLL

A new NY1-Marist poll reveals that New Yorkers support Walmart setting up shop in the city.

The mega-chain has been aggressively courting the city's denizens with pandering leaflets and mailers, and it seems to have paid off. 64% of those polled said they support the idea of a New York Walmart, with 31% opposing, despite the long and loud pushback against the retail giant, and a study by the Public Advocate's office detailing how the store would kill jobs in NYC.

Of the boroughs polled (that is, all of them) Manhattan was the least receptive to the idea of a Walmart.

This news come out the same day a recent Quinnipiac poll revealed that a majority of New Yorkers aren't happy with President Obama's performance this summer, and one day after a study showed that New York ranked very low in volunteerism nationally.

Head over to NY1 to see the full poll.