A solid majority of New York State residents believe that the developers of an Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site have every right to carry out the project. But that doesn't mean they should. According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, 80% of New York's likely voters support the right to mosque, an increase from the last poll. But 57% also say building it at this location is "wrong," while only 32% say it is "appropriate."

Opinions about the project are predictably divided along party lines. Democrats say 50 - 34% that a mosque near Ground Zero is appropriate, while Republicans say 90 - 8% that it's wrong. Among independent voters, 63% say it’s wrong. Of course, who cares what liberal latte-swilling New Yorkers have to say about this—it's the esteemed politicians in states like North Carolina whose opinions really matter: