Are politicians, and their Union backers, depriving New York City residents of the joys and benefits of shopping at Walmart. A poll taken by Quinnipiac University seems to make that case. Greg David, reporting in Despite everything, New Yorkers want Wal-Mart in city for Crain's New York Business writes:
I had taken a vow not to write about Wal-Mart and New York City, having spent considerable time in columns and blogs supporting the retail giant's entry into the city. The chain had simply left too many people high and dry when it decided it wasn't up to the challenge of taking on politicians who opposed it. But a new poll Monday by Quinnipiac makes the issue worth revisiting because it reminds us that people like Mayor Bill de Blasio, most of the City Council and especially former Council Speaker Christine Quinn (the key roadblock last time) are ignoring the desires of most New Yorkers. As the charts make clear, Wal-Mart has always commanded the backing of a majority of city residents. The support is greatest among those who are the least well off because they would benefit the most from its low prices and the way it forces others to lower costs.
So, will Walmart jump now? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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