PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A new poll shows strong opposition to the sale of Congress Square Park among Portland residents.
Public Policy Polling conducted the poll. It asked 507 Portland residents if they support the sale of the park. 49% say they oppose it. 34% say they support it. 17% are undecided.
The poll was commissioned by opponents of the sale who wish to remain anonymous. The group Friends of Congress Square Park held a press conference Sunday to discuss the poll results. President Frank Turek says the numbers prove what he has been telling city officials all along.
"I've gotten up and I've said the public does not want to sell this park, but that fell on deaf ears," Turek told NEWS CENTER. "So I feel that we have some solid proof of that."
The Portland City Council will hold public comment on the sale and could vote on the issue Monday at City Hall at 7 p.m.