June 12, 2014 - Put Police Back In Projects, New York City Voters Say 2-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Police Approval Drops As Voters Want More Cops
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The New York Police Department should resume patrols of public housing hallways, city voters say 59 - 30 percent, including 62 - 32 percent among black voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Support for the program where police "patrolled public housing projects and asked people in the hallways for ID" is 80 - 14 percent among Republicans, 57 - 33 percent among Democrats and 58 - 30 percent among independent voters.

Job approval of the New York Police Department drops from 68 - 24 percent in a March 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University to 59 - 32 percent today. Approval is 54 - 35 percent among black voters and 71 - 20 percent among white voters, with a negative 41 - 55 percent approval rating among Hispanic voters.

New York City voters approve 57 - 19 percent of the job Police Commissioner William Bratton is doing, compared to 57 - 13 percent March 18. Approval today is 64 - 17 percent among black voters, 61 - 16 percent among white voters and 48 - 26 percent among Hispanic voters. Men approve 61 - 21 percent while women approve 53 - 18 percent.

"We can't ignore the likely impact of the highly-publicized murder of a child in a housing project elevator, but New Yorkers, black, white and Hispanic, say 2-1 that the police should resume patrols and ID checks in project hallways," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

"In this case, at least in this emotional time, the civil liberties spokespeople are out of touch with the people they speak for," Carroll added. "Black voters agree with these spokespeople in their opposition to stop and frisk, but almost two-thirds of black voters want the police back in the public housing projects, checking people in the hallways."

New York City voters support 75 - 18 percent a proposal to hire 1,000 additional police officers, with support at 70 percent or higher among all party, gender and ethnic groups.

Voters believe 48 - 42 percent that Mayor Bill de Blasio can reduce stop and frisk and still make the city safer. Black voters, 63 - 24 percent, and Hispanic voters, 59 - 37 percent agree that the mayor can reduce stop and frisk and keep the city safe. White voters say 55 - 37 percent that crime will go up.

Voters approve 51 - 39 percent of the police practice of recruiting potential informants among Muslims and members of other minority groups who get arrested. Approval is 63 - 28 percent among white voters and 46 - 41 percent among Hispanic voters. Black voters disapprove 54 - 35 percent.

"Stop and frisk persists as a divisive issue. Will ending it drive up crime? Black and Hispanic voters say no, but white voters say yes," Carroll said. Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in New York City should be raised to $13 per hour, 50 percent of voters say, while 35 percent say raise it to $10.10 per hour. Another 11 percent say the $8 per hour minimum wage should not be raised.

Among Democrats, 61 percent want $13 per hour and 33 percent want $10.10.

Among Republicans, 34 percent want $13 and 35 percent want $10.10.

Among independent voters 40 percent want $13 and 42 percent want $10.10.

From June 5 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,033 New York City voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

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

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    54%    61%    52%    61%    53%    61%    64%    48%
Disapprove           19     24     15     19     21     18     16     17     26
DK/NA                24     22     23     29     18     29     22     19     27
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Bratton is handling his job as Police Commissioner?
                     Jun 12  Mar 18
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              57      57
Disapprove           19      13
DK/NA                24      29
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling - crime?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    33%    72%    48%    59%    56%    51%    73%    57%
Disapprove           30     52     18     39     31     29     39     17     29
DK/NA                13     15     10     13     10     15     10      9     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mayor de Blasio is handling crime?
                     Jun 11  Mar 18
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              57      58
Disapprove           30      23
DK/NA                13      19
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              59%    74%    59%    58%    57%    61%    71%    54%    41%
Disapprove           32     19     31     32     36     29     20     35     55
DK/NA                 9      7      9     10      7     11      9     11      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the New York City police are doing their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 12  Mar 18  Jan 16  May 23  Apr 11  Feb 7   Apr 20
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2002    2000
 
Approve              59      68      62      61      60      76      43
Disapprove           32      24      30      31      32      18      48
DK/NA                 9       8       7       8       8       6       9
 
 
15. Do you think Mayor de Blasio can reduce stop and frisk and still make New York City a safer place to live or will crime go up if he reduces stop and frisk?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Safer            48%    21%    58%    40%    49%    46%    37%    63%    59%
No/Increased crime   42     71     31     50     42     43     55     24     37
DK/NA                10      8     10     10      9     11      8     13      4
 
TREND: Do you think Mayor de Blasio can reduce stop and frisk and still make New York City a safer place to live or will crime go up if he reduces stop and frisk?
                     Jun 12  Jan 16
                     2014    2014
 
Yes/Safer            48      48
No/Increased crime   42      40
DK/NA                10      12
 
 
16. There is a city council proposal to hire 1,000 additional New York City police officers. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              75%    85%    76%    73%    70%    80%    78%    78%    70%
Oppose               18     11     17     19     24     13     13     19     20
DK/NA                 7      5      7      8      7      7      9      3     10
 
 
17. Do you think the police should or should not restore the program where they patrolled public housing projects and asked people in the hallways for ID?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Should               59%    80%    57%    58%    57%    61%    58%    62%    62%
Should not           30     14     33     30     32     28     28     32     34
DK/NA                11      6     10     12     11     10     14      6      4
 
 
18. As you may know, police are recruiting potential informants among Muslims and other minority groups who get arrested. Do you approve or disapprove of this police practice?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    71%    44%    55%    55%    47%    63%    35%    46%
Disapprove           39     20     44     38     37     41     28     54     41
DK/NA                10      9     13      7      8     12      9     11     13
 
 
21. Do you think the minimum wage in New York City of $8.00 an hour should be raised to $10.10 an hour, or to $13.00 an hour, or shouldn't New York City's minimum wage be raised?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Raised to $10.10     35%    35%    33%    42%    33%    37%    37%    32%    39%
Raised to $13.00     50     34     61     40     50     51     42     59     57
Shouldn't be raised  11     30      5     13     12     11     18      5      2
DK/NA                 3      1      1      6      5      2      2      4      2
 
 

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