More Than Half Of New York Voters Don’t Support Defunding The Police: Poll

By Mary Rose Corkery

More than half of registered voters in New York oppose defunding the police and reducing police department funding, according to a Siena College Poll.

The poll found more than half of 806 participants, 60%, oppose defunding the police while more than half, 57%, also oppose reduce funding police departments, according to the Siena College Research Institute Poll. Thirty percent support defunding the police while less than half, 37%, support reducing police department budgets.

The poll showed differences among racial groups, with more than half of black respondents, 57%, and 24% of white respondents supporting defunding the police. Less than half of Latinos, 41%, said they support defunding the police, according to the poll.

The gap between political parties for those opposed to defunding the police was more severe. Less than half of Democrats surveyed, 47%, said they opposed defunding the police while 75% of Republicans and 69% of Independents, said they opposed defunding, the poll reported. Forty percent of Democrats support defunding the police while less than a quarter of Republicans, 19%  and Independents, 23%, support defunding the police.

The poll also found less than half of Democrats, 41%, while more than half of Republicans, 73%, and Independents, 71%, don’t support reducing police department funding. More than half of Democrats, 52%, support reducing police department funding while less than a quarter of Republicans, 21% and a fourth of Independents support their New York democrat colleagues.

Approval of Black Lives Matter had ninety percent support among black voters in the group while sixty percent of Latinos and white people also approve of the movement, according to the poll. The Siena College poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage percent.

The Siena Research Institute did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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