“Support for allowing Walmart to open in the Big Apple is growing, while the number of would-be shoppers remains constant at more than 2-1,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Percent that would shop at Walmart in the city.
New York City voters said 69 – 27 percent they would shop at a Walmart in the city if it were convenient, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This comes at no surprise seeing as 25% of respondents also said they travel outside of the city to shop at Walmat. This translates to over $195M spent annually at Walmarts outside the city lines. Democrats and voters in union households want to shop Walmart by similarly high margins. This compares to a March 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll in which voters said 68 – 29 percent they would shop at Walmart.
Percent that say city officials should allow Walmart entry to the city.
Furthermore, New York voters say 63 – 32 percent that city officials should allow Walmart to open stores in New York City. Again, support among Democrats and union households is similar to the total. These numbers have significantly grown since the March 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll in which voters said 57 – 36 percent that city officials should let Walmart in.
Would Walmart’s lower prices benefit New Yorkers who would shop there? (by borough)
We believe Walmart would benefit our shoppers as well as their communities. Walmart has pledged to address food deserts, make food healthier and more affordable, bring everyday value and convenience, and bring employment opportunity to local communities. We’re glad that 72% of New York voters agree strongly or somewhat agree that Walmart’s lower prices benefit New Yorkers who would shop there.