New York’s message to next mayor: Make streets safe again, don’t defund NYPD

설문 조사, commissioned by the Post through McLaughlin & Associates and conducted between June 10-15, 발견했다 29.4% of respondents said public safety was the more important issue.

과 43.2% of respondents broadly view public safety as the single issue that would most impact their vote for mayor.

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Of that group, 30.2% of respondents specifically identified their top priority as reducing crime, such as surging city shootings, including the senseless murder of 10-year-old Queens boy Justin Wallace earlier this month.

“[에] anyone who rides the subway regularly, as I do, there is a kind of scary feeling that we haven’t felt in decades,” said Professor David Birdsell, the dean of Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

I’m not at all surprised that this has come to the top of the list for people.

The second most pressing issue for 민주주의 voters was affordable housing at 10.6%, followed by jobs/economy at 8.3 과 police reform ...에서 8.1.

But defunding the police department isn’t the best — or at least the most popular — way of going about police reform, the poll found.

약간 50.4% of respondents disapprove of the City Council’s step in 2020 to strip $ 1 billion in funding from the coppers’ coffers, 37.7% of them strongly so.

Candidates Eric Adams and Maya Wiley.

Candidates Eric Adams and Maya Wiley. (게티 이미지)

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그만큼 42.6% who approved the move are also less confident of the move, 와 24.5% saying they “강하게” support the defund effort and 18.1% saying they only “약간” back it.

Along racial lines, white respondents were more likely to support the move than black respondents, 44% ...에 40.5%.

That could spell trouble for far-left candidate Maya Wiley, who has made defunding the police a key component of her platform, said Birdsell.

This creates a major headwind for progressive candidates, and the one this matters most to is Maya Wiley,” said the academic, who was not involved in the poll. “People are frightened by the idea of withdrawing support from an institution that they believe keeps them safe.

A small majority of respondents — 54.9% — approve of the state law limiting the need for cash bail for accused violent offenders, 와 33.9% disapproving.

그러나 68.6% of respondents support giving judges greater discretion to set bail for serial offenders, who often go free only to strike again and again.

New York City candidate for mayor Kathryn Garcia at the reopening of Coney Island Amusement Parks on April 9, 2021 뉴욕시. (Roy Rochlin / Getty Images의 사진)

New York City candidate for mayor Kathryn Garcia at the reopening of Coney Island Amusement Parks on April 9, 2021 뉴욕시. (Roy Rochlin / Getty Images의 사진)

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