New York State voters support 63 – 32 percent New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s proposal to increase city income taxes of households making more than $500,000 and using the money for his pre-K plan to fund public schools in the city, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Voters in every region support the idea, 68 – 30 percent in New York City, 55 – 42 percent in the suburbs and 64 – 29 percent upstate, with the exception of Republican voters who oppose the plan by 58 percent.
“New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s campaign issue, raising taxes on the well- to-do in the city to pay for improvements in education, wins solid approval in every corner of the state, except among Republicans. And Republican State Senators still have a lot to say about what happens in Albany,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)