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Voters Weigh In on Crime in City in Quinnipiac University Poll

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A new Quinnipiac University poll has voters weighing in on crime in the city and the role of the city's first lady.

The majority of those polled believe that crime and police brutality are very serious or somewhat serious problems in the city.

When it comes to Police Commissioner William Bratton, 47 percent of voters approve of his work.

Almost half of those polled approve of the work police are doing citywide, while 69 percent approve of police in their community.

When asked about the Eric Garner case, the majority of those polled say there is no excuse for his death, as 63 percent say they approve of bringing criminal charges against the police officers involved.

Sixty percent of voters say police should use necessary force with someone who refuses to be arrested.

When asked about about the city's First Lady, Chirlane McCray, about one-quarter of voters say she should have a major role in shaping public policy, while 61 percent say the first lady should not have a chief of staff.

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