Tags: Polls | Bill de Blasio | horse-drawn | poll | pre-kindergarten

Quinnipiac: New Yorkers Want Horse-Drawn Carriages to Stay

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 07:15 PM

By Cathy Burke

Most New Yorkers don’t agree with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s drive to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city – and they don’t like his tax-the-rich plan for universal pre-kindergarten either, a poll showed Wednesday.

A resounding 64 percent of voters said the mayor should leave horse-drawn carriages alone, with 24 percent supporting the mayor’s opposition to them, the Quinnipiac poll showed.

The issue has drawn the high-profile interest of actor Liam Neeson, a horse-drawn-carriage supporter.

"On an issue that has generated an immense amount of interest – with celebrities speaking loudly on both sides – voters reject almost 3-1 Mayor de Blasio's opposition to horse-drawn carriages," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

Voters also brushed aside the mayor’s plan to pay for pre-K, instead supporting, 54 percent to 35 percent, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to pay with existing state funds.

"Just about everybody favors Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for universal pre-kindergarten instruction, but most New Yorkers prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to do it without a new tax," Carroll noted.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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