By Brooklyn Reader

February 12, 2014, 7:49 am




According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll released today, New York voters favor Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s no-tax pre-kindergarten plan over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tax-the-rich plan, by a 47 – 37 percent margin.

The largest backers of Cuomo’s plan are Republicans, 60 – 20 percent, independent voters 48 – 37 percent, men 44 – 37 percent, women, 49 – 37 percent, upstate voters 43 – 36 percent and suburban voters 50 – 34 percent. Democrats back de Blasio’s plan 49 – 39 percent.

“Just about everyone in this most liberal of states likes universal pre-kindergarten and they think – overwhelmingly – that kids will learn and that it will help them out of poverty,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“But voters prefer Andrew Cuomo’s no-new-taxes approach to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tax-the-rich plan to pay for those new classes.”

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