Fifty-two percent of NYC voters are opposed to plans to build a mosque and community center two blocks from Ground Zero, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Thirty-one percent support the idea, and the rest are undecided. Most of the support comes from voters in Manhattan, where 46% are in favor of the controversial mosque. Care to guess which borough has the greatest opposition?

Seventy-three percent of NYC voters on Staten Island think the mosque should not be built anywhere near the site of the 9/11 attacks. (They don't want any mosques in their backyard, either.) Forty-two percent of all NYC voters agree that the mosque "is an insult to the memory and families of 9/11 victims," and 22% say Islam "encourages violence against non-Muslims." Opposition to the mosque is 56% - 31% among white voters, and 45% - 34% percent among black voters. But Hispanic voters, for some reason, are the most opposed, 60% - 19%.

"New York enjoys a reputation as one of the most tolerant places in America, but New Yorkers are opposed to a proposal to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero. Is it because we're still nursing the wounds from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center or is it more like bigotry?" asks Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Or is it because New Yorkers just love that old Burlington Coat Factory building, which would have to be demolished?

Most lawmakers, from Mayor Bloomberg on down, have thrown their support behind the mosque, which would be built by Cordoba House. It doesn't need city approval to be built downtown; the site is properly zoned for a community center, but the final hurdle is getting the Landmarks Preservation Commission to approve tearing down the old Burlington Coat Factory.