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Voters Choose Cuomo's Pre-K Plan Over De Blasio's

Posted February 12th, 2014 @ 7:00am

New Yorkers prefer Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for universal pre-k, rather than Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision.

A Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City voters like Cuomo's plan by a 49 to 40 percent margin.  State voters choose the governor's vision by a 47 to 37 percent vote.

Governor Cuomo has proposed using state funds to pay for universal pre-k around New York state.  Mayor de Blasio prefers to tax those earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-k in New York City.

Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said voters overwhelmingly believed that pre-k would be "very effective" or "somewhat effective" in improving education.

"But voters prefer Governor 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," he said.


Source:  Quinnipiac University Polling Institute

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