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Sienna poll finds some agreement among Democrats and Republicans

Sep 19, 2023 12:23 pm

Dennis Yusko reports for New York State of Politics that a new Sienna College poll finds Republicans, Democrats, and independents in New York agreeing on the top issues facing the state, they just put them in different orders. Democrats have affordable housing and cost of living as their top issues, while Republicans focus on migrants being relocated here by southern Republican governors. Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said, “In assessing the severity of problems facing New York, there is, surprisingly, considerable agreement among Democrats, Republicans and independents.... At least 80 percent of each partisan group thinks the cost of living in the state is a major problem. At least 71 percent of each say affordable housing is a major problem, as do at least 64 percent of each about crime, and at least 51 percent of each about the migrant influx." The poll also found New York voters prefer President Joe Biden against former President Donald Trump by 52 percent to 31 percent, up from 47 percent to 34 percent last month. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.