Survey finds big opposition to taxpayer-funded Vikings stadium

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Here's another monkeywrench in the works for finding the money to build the Vikes a new home: 65 percent of the respondents in a new poll say they don't want taxpayer money to fund a new stadium.

The survey of 625 randomly-selected adult Minnesotans, by Minneapolis-based Decision Resources Ltd., took place Jan. 4-10 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told the Pioneer Press that he wasn't surprised by the findings.

"If you were to poll the (Minneapolis) Convention Center, the Guthrie Theater, the Twins ballpark, light rail and a myriad of other projects, you'd get the same result," Bagley said.

The poll asked the wrong question, he said. "You've got to ask: Are the Vikings worth retaining for the next generation of Minnesotans?"

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