Poll: De Blasio Has A Statewide Mandate For Pre-K Tax Hike Proposal


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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)


  1. Higher taxes are very good for upstate and Connecticut. Remember that the richer you are, the easier it is to relocate your business to a place with lower taxes, and the rise of the internet makes it easier than ever to relocate.