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Airbnb is fighting San Francisco with political tactics and trumpeting polls that show how popular it is

As Airbnb prepares for its legal battle with the city of San Francisco on Thursday, the home-sharing service is pressing its case in the court of public opinion. The internet startup, which is valued at $30 billion, is trumpeting new research that it claims prove the public is on its side. A poll commissioned by Airbnb and conducted by David Binder Research, shows that 69% of likely San Francisco voters support allowing residents to rent out their homes through Airbnb, according to the results shared with Business Insider.
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