reply to post by sweetliberty
But as with other polls, New York City residents were more in favor than New York State Residents. And these reports of this particular poll don't
break it down by borough, but other polls have found that Manhattan residents are more in favor of the center than residents of the outer boroughs.
Yet again, the closer you get to the neighborhood the more support there is.
Another thing that's not clear to me in these polls is whether they are differentiating between people who don't like the idea that the mosque will
be built and people who think that the group doesn't have the right to build the mosque.
Those are very different questions. I don't like a lot of buildings that go up in NYC, but that doesn't mean I think they should be stopped.
As for why we're not hearing from Imam Rauf on a regular basis, I would guess that his travels for the State Department are keeping him occupied.
Plus as far as I can tell there hasn't been any actual news for him to respond to.
His wife seems to be keeping in touch with the community though; she spoke at the Jewish vigil supporting the mosque on August 5:
After a number of speakers from the Jewish community, Daisy Khan, co-founder of the Cordoba Initiative that is sponsoring and planning the
cultural center, spoke with heartfelt thanks to those of us in the Jewish community who had been working in favor of Córdoba House and who had
gathered on Park Place to welcome them.