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021214 Ny Issue Poll + Bp

021214 Ny Issue Poll + Bp

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FOR RELEASE: FEBRUARY 12, 2014
 PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED FOR WIRE RELEASE UNTIL 6:00 AM, FEBRUARY 12
NEW YORK VOTERS BACK CUOMO’S NO-TA PRE-K PLAN,!UINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS"VOTERS CLOSER SOUL MATES TO GOV T#AN MAYOR DE BLASIO
By a 47 – 37 percent margin, including 49 – 40 percent among New York City voters, all New York tate voters !ack "ov# $ndrew Cuomo%s plan &or universal pre'kindergarten wit( no new ta)es over New York City *ayor Bill de Blasio%s plan to &und pre'+ wit( a city income ta) (ike on (ig('income &amilies, according to a uinnipiac -niversity poll released today#.oters support 7/ – 0 percent state &unding in general o& universal pre'+, t(e independent uinnipiac 1+2N'u('pe'ack -niversity poll &inds, wit( support at 59 – 35  percent among 6epu!licans, 9 – 7 percent among 8emocrats and 73 – 3 percent among independent voters# $ total o& 7 percent o& voters say universal pre'+ would !e :very e&&ective; or :somew(at e&&ective; in improving education &or all New York tate c(ildren# $ total o& 74  percent say universal pre'+ would !e very or somew(at e&&ective in putting poor c(ildren :on a  pat( out o& poverty#; .oters say 55 – 4 percent t(at pre'kindergarten education s(ould !e optional, not mandatory# 2omen say optional 5 – 4/ percent and men say optional 59 – 3 percent#Backing "ov# Cuomo%s no'ta) pre'+ plan are 6epu!licans, /0 – 0 percent, independent voters 4 – 37 percent, men 44 – 37 percent, women, 49 – 37 percent, upstate voters 43 – 3/  percent and su!ur!an voters 50 – 34 percent# 8emocrats !ack de Blasio%s plan 49 – 39 percent# :<ust a!out everyone in t(is most li!eral o& states likes universal pre'kindergarten and t(ey t(ink – overw(elmingly – t(at kids will learn and t(at it will (elp t(em out o& poverty,; said *aurice Carroll, director o& t(e uinnipiac -niversity =olling nstitute# :But voters pre&er "ov# $ndrew Cuomo%s no'new'ta)es approac( to New York City *ayor Bill de Blasio%s ta)'t(e'ric( plan to pay &or t(ose new classes#;
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:>(e mayor made (is argument again in (is tate'o&'t(e'City speec(# t will !e interesting to see (ow a mayor elected wit( a (uge margin o& a small turnout &ares wit( up'&or'election state o&&icials,; Carroll added#n an open'ended ?uestion, allowing &or any answer, a total o&  percent o& New York tate voters list t(e economy or @o!s or wages as t(e top priority &or "ov# Cuomo and t(e tate Aegislature# $ total o&  percent list education or education &unding# >(is group includes  percent w(o speci&ically said pre'+indergarten or early c(ild(ood education#$ total o&  percent list priorities related to ta)es and only  percent list income ine?uality or class ine?uality#nvironmental concerns outweig( economic !ene&its as New York tate voters oppose 45 – 4 percent drilling &or natural gas in t(e *arcellus (ale# u!ur!an voters support drilling  !y a slim 44 – 40 percent margin, w(ile New York City voters are opposed 4 – 35 percent# -pstate voters are divided wit( 4/ percent in &avor o& drilling and 45 percent opposed#Cuomo is :dragging (is &eet; to avoid making a decision on (ydraulic &racturing, 35  percent o& voters say, w(ile 3 percent say (e is :care&ully evaluating t(e issue,; wit( 37 percent undecided# -pstate voters say 45 – 4 percent t(e governor is dragging (is &eet#
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"ov# Cuomo most closely represents t(eir political views, 44 percent o& New York tate voters say, w(ile 7 percent line up wit( *ayor de Blasio, leaving  percent undecided# Cuomo wins more (earts and minds among every party, gender and regional group e)cept New York City voters, w(o identi&y wit( de Blasio 44 – 3 percent#:2(o do voters &eel more at (ome wit( p(ilosop(ically Cuomo (as t(e edge over de Blasio, e)cept in New York City,; Carroll said# Drom De!ruary / – 0, uinnipiac -niversity surveyed ,4 New York tate voters wit( a margin o& error o& EF' #5 percentage points# Aive interviewers call land lines and cell p(ones#>(e uinnipiac -niversity =oll, directed !y 8ouglas c(wartG, =(#8#, conducts pu!lic opinion surveys in =ennsylvania, New York, New <ersey, Connecticut, Dlorida, owa, H(io, .irginia, Colorado and t(e nation as a pu!lic service and &or researc(#
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