A new poll finds people in both Minneapolis and St. Paul strongly opposed to
spending tax dollars on a new ballpark for the Twins, even as speculation grows
about whether the team may go out of business.
The Minnesota Public Radio-St. Paul Pioneer Press poll found 62 percent of
the likely voters in St. Paul and 71 percent in Minneapolis say they oppose any
significant public financing for a new stadium to keep the Twins.
Major League Baseball's commissioner said eliminating teams through
contraction is a workable option. The Twins are one of four teams mentioned as
facing possible elimination.
The polls of 403 likely voters in St. Paul and 406 in Minneapolis were
conducted from October 26 through the 30 by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research in
Washington, D.C. The margin of error is plus or minus five percentage points.
The polling did not include suburban residents.