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Poll Finds NY Voters Back Plastic Bag Ban, Not Keen on Cuomo Raise

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    Poll Finds NY Voters Back Plastic Bag Ban, Not Keen on Cuomo Raise
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    • Siena College poll found that 62% of those surveyed said the ban on single-use plastic bags will be good for the state; 33% oppose the ban

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

    • Voters polled also approved by wide margins two other proposals included in the budget

    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 percent of those surveyed said the ban on single-use plastic bags will be good for the state; 33 percent oppose the ban.

    Voters polled also approved by wide margins two other proposals included in the budget: making the 2 percent 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 percent-32 percent.

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

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