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… for Nets arena opponents: A New York Times survey finds that just 37 percent of New Yorkers favor the plan. (Click on “Poll Watch: New York Times/CBS News Poll” for Javascript Pop-up; see questions 73 and 74.)

And, once told the development will cost $200 million in public funds, fewer than 50 percent of those yea-sayers like the idea.

The Times has yet to publish these results in its pages–61 percent against, 18 percent for, with a 3 percent margin of error–which were part of a June 21-26 poll on the mayoral race.

They didn’t even make the cut in today’s reaction story about how brownstoners would rather breast-feed in peace than face an influx of Frank Gehry titanium.

Opponent-in-chief Daniel Goldstein has been crying foul for months over the Times’ coverage, which he says is biased because the same developer, Forest City Ratner Companies, is building the paper of record’s new midtown headquarters.

An unscientific online Newsday poll is running 78-20 against the arena, part of a $3.5 billion plan to bring 17 high rises, including about 2,250 apartments for low- and middle-income households, to the borough of churches.

– Matthew Schuerman

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