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Brooklyn Stadium Debate, Polling By Phone Edition

Comedy gold?a pollster apparently employed by Bruce Ratner's side in the Brooklyn Nets stadium debate unknowingly phones Prospect Heights anti-arena activist Patti Hagan, who records the call. A sample:

Pollster: Having heard more information, do you favor or oppose plans to build a sports arena for the Nets basketball team and a commercial and residential development at this site in Brooklyn?

Hagan: I absolutely oppose the whole damn thing!

Pollster: OK... now let me read you some different opinions about this project. Supporters of this project say that the basketball arena and the surrounding office and residential complex will bring great benefit to Brooklyn... With this in mind, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, oppose or strongly oppose building a team arena for the Nets basketball team and commercial and residential development at this site in Brooklyn?

Hagan: Strongly oppose!

· Atlantic Yards Poll Transcript [Brooklyn Papers]