A Quinnipiac poll shows that New York voters oppose New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios plan to ban horse-drawn carriages and support Gov. Andrew Cuomos universal prekindergarten plan over the mayors plan, Politicker writes.
The poll found that despite months of lobbying and demonstrations by the mayor and his allies for his Universal Pre-K plan, voters still prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomos plan to pay for universal pre-K by using existing state money, over de Blasios plan to raise taxes on the highest income earners.
De Blasio in the past has criticized Quinnipiacs question on the subject, saying the phrasing was the equivalent of asking, Would you like a bowl of free candy? To which most people would say, Yes.
The mayor also can’t seem to win on either side of the public school/charter school debate, with 49 percent of voters saying they disapprove of the job he is doing on education, versus 38 percent who approve. Even more55 percentof pubic school parents disapprove.
The Quinnipiac survey also found that 64 percent of those polled want to keep the horse-drawn carriages in New Yew York City, versus 24 percent who want to ban them.
On an issue that has generated an immense amount of interest with celebrities speaking loudly on both sides voters reject almost 3-1 Mayor de Blasios opposition to horse-drawn carriages, pollster Maurice Carroll said.
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