December 4, 2008 - New Yorkers Opppose East River Tolls More Than 2 -1, Quinnipiac University November 25 Poll Shows

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New York City voters said 68 - 28 percent that charging tolls on East River and Harlem River bridges is a bad idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released November 25.

Voters have opposed this idea by margins of 78 - 17 percent to 65 - 31 percent in four surveys by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University since March 28, 2002.

In this latest survey, voters in each borough said tolls are a bad idea:
  • 55 - 38 percent in Manhattan;
  • 75 - 21 percent in Brooklyn;
  • 73 - 25 percent in Queens;
  • 71 - 28 percent in The Bronx;
  • 58 - 38 percent in Staten Island.
From November 18 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,594 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research.