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.