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Siena Poll: New Yorkers against mugshot ban, Cuomo's pay bump; in favor of plastic bag ban

April 16, 2019 10:58 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC/AP) — A new poll finds most registered voters in New York support the plastic bag ban recently passed by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. They're not so keen on the big pay raise lawmakers approved for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Siena College poll released Tuesday found that 62% of those surveyed said the ban on single-use plastic bags will be good for the state; 33% oppose the ban.

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Voters polled also approved by wide margins two other proposals included in the budget: making the 2% local property tax cap permanent and eliminating cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.

Cuomo's salary raise from $179,000 to $250,000 by 2021 was opposed, 63%-32%.

Nearly 60 percent of voters in the state say law enforcement agencies should be able to release the mugshots of suspected criminals. 

The poll of 735 registered voters was conducted April 8-11. It has a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

Click here to read the poll's findings.

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