A majority of New York State voters say they support capping property taxes at 2 percent and are less likely to vote for a legislator who opposes it, according to a new Siena poll out this morning.
The same goes for requiring full disclosure of legislators’ outside income.
But voters are less strident in their support for two other initiatives being pushed by Governor Cuomo: requiring an independent panel draw legislative lines, and legalizing same-sex marriage.
Cuomo–who has a 71-20 favorability rating in the poll, higher than anyone else in the state–has said he wants a property tax cap and ethics reform passed by the end of the legislative session on June 20, which he called “D-Day” for state government. (The governor has been pushing for same-sex marriage before the end of the session, but has said he does not favor bringing the bill for a vote, unless he believes the votes are there to pass it.)
Here are the numbers:
71-22: capping property taxes
80-14: full disclosure of legislators outside income
53-30: independent redistricting
54-42: legalizing same-sex marriage
Less likely or no effect on decision to re-elect your local legislator if they oppose these initiatives:
64-34: tax cap supporters
69-28: full disclosure supporters
41-56: redistricting supporters
49-49: same-sex marriage supporters
Interestingly, 60% of same-sex marriage opponents say they are less likely to vote for a legislator who votes to legalize it.
Only 38% of same-sex marriage opponents say an opposing view from their legislator will have no effect on whether they will vote to re-elect them.
Favorable / Unfavorable ratings
71-20: Andrew Cuomo
62-36: Barack Obama
51-20: Kirsten Gillibrand
21-25: Tom DiNapoli
17-18: Eric Schneiderman
62-30: Chuck Schumer
32-54: New York State Assembly
33-56: New York State Senate
Job Approval Rating for Cuomo
Grades for Cuomo