You know this Chick-Fil-a nonsense is a huge loser for the left when even New Yorkers side with them by an overwhelming majority.
No wonder the media largely ignored it a couple of weeks ago and we’ve hardly heard a peep since.
An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers don’t want politicians grilling Chick-fil-A.
A Quinnipiac University poll being released today found that voters by a lopsided 83-11 percent margin feel elected officials shouldn’t try to discourage people from patronizing the fast food chain just because its CEO openly opposes gay marriage.
By a similar 82-12 percent margin, they called on pols not to interfere in the government permitting process for the popular chicken sandwich shops.
“New Yorkers may disagree with what you say, but they defend your right to sell chicken,” said poll director Maurice Carroll.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay, sparked an uproar a couple of weeks ago when she fired off a letter to NYU demanding it get rid of its Chick-fil-A branch on the grounds that businesses that discriminate don’t belong here.
It happens that the NYU outlet is the only one in the city — and it’s closed for the summer.
NYU said it would refer the matter to its University Senate in the fall. Quinn clarified her position to say that she has no legal power to block the store no matter how much she deplores its CEO’s positions.