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Poll: City Dwellers Favor Cuomo Pre-K Plan, Oppose Carriage Horse Ban

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More New Yorkers are backing Governor Andrew Cuomo over Mayor Bill de Blasio in the battle to pay for universal pre-kindergarten.

A new Quinnipiac University poll says 54 percent of city voters prefer the governor's plan to use existing state funds to pay for a pre-K expansion.

Only 35 percent support the Mayor's plan to raise taxes on New Yorkers who make more than 500-thousand dollars a year.

When it comes to the mayor's handling of public schools, 49 percent of voters disapprove; 38 percent approve of the way he is running the public school system.

Forty percent of voters polled say the mayor should increase the number of charter schools in the city. Fourteen percent say he should decrease them, and 39 percent say the number should stay the same.

The mayor has been a vocal critic of charter schools.

The poll also found big support for the city's carriage horse industry.

Sixty-four percent of voters disagree with the mayor's proposed ban on carriage horses.

Only 24 percent support a ban.

A total of 1,234 city voters were surveyed from March 12th to the 17th.

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