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Poll: Wake voters strong support Dix park

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Wake County voters are strongly in favor of a park on the Dorothea Dix property in Raleigh, according to a new poll released by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh.

According to the poll, 52 percent of Wake voters want the park, and 27 percent oppose it. Also, 57 percent of voters say the state of North Carolina should honor a lease signed when Bev Perdue was governor, while 27 say no.

The future of the park has been intensely debated in Wake County as a Republican-led General Assembly has sough to re-consider the deal. The Senate has passed a bill cutting the offer for park land to 200 acres and asking the city to re-negotiate terms.

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According to PPP, 62 percent of Wake voters want Gov. Pat McCrory to veto the bill if it passes the General Assembly, and 27 percent said McCrory should not veto it.

Dix supporters have called a 5 p.m. meeting Tuesday to talk about next steps.

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