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CAROLINA POLL SHOWS VOTERS NOT READY TO PAY

If bringing big-league baseball to North Carolina means more taxes, a lot of people in the state say they don't want it.

Six in 10 Mecklenburg County residents would vote against using tax money to build a stadium in downtown Charlotte, according to the Charlotte Observer/WCNC-TV poll.

More than two-thirds wouldn't drive about 80 miles to see a game near Greensboro, where businessman Don Beaver wants to move the Minnesota Twins if baseball owners let him.

A poll conducted earlier this month in and around Greensboro and Winston-Salem showed 71 percent against the new taxes to build a ballpark and only 20 percent in favor.

Beaver thinks he can change minds with what he called an educational campaign.

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