New Yorkers Don't Like Occupy Wall Street or The Tea Party: Poll
It's a pollapalooza!
Shortly after a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute came out identifying New Yorkers' hatred of indoor smoking and love of bike shares, yet more info has come out detailing voters' tastes.
According to a just released Siena Research Institute survey, most --- more than 75 percent -- want to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to 8.50.
Sixty-six percent of the 766 surveyed want $200 million in proposed tax cuts and credits to small businesses.
New York Islanders Playoff Round 2 Game C (If Necessary)
TicketsTue., May. 10, 12:00am
New York Islanders Playoff Round 3 Game A (If Necessary)
TicketsWed., May. 11, 12:00am
New York Islanders Playoff Round 3 Game B (If Necessary)
TicketsThu., May. 12, 12:00am
New York Islanders Playoff Round 3 Game C (If Necessary)
TicketsFri., May. 13, 12:00am
And they definitely do not want to raise legislative pay.
What's also cool are the recent stats about the presidential election: Barack Obama still bests Mitt Romney by 20 points, though this marks a 3-point drop since April. In the Senate race, Kirsten Gillibrand continues to beat G.O.P. rivals by two-to-one.
And Andrew Cuomo, who voters tend to like despite his lack of transparency, is "viewed favorably" by more than 66 percent of voters, most of whom (56-43 percent) think he's doing a good job.
Also interesting: Both Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party are disliked by 52 and 58 percent of voters, respectively.
Follow Victoria Bekiempis @vicbekiempis.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.