De Blasio Compares Pre-K Poll Question to ‘Bowl of Free Candy’

Bill de Blasio and labor leaders pressing the mayor's signature pre-k plan.
Bill de Blasio and labor leaders pressing the mayor’s signature pre-k plan.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is not impressed with a new Quinnipiac poll out today, which showed that voters prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to fund universal pre-K using existing state funds over the mayor’s signature plan to raise the money with a new tax on the rich.

“With all due respect to the Quinnipiac poll, the way they phrased this question was the equivalent of asking, ‘Would you like a bowl of free candy?’ To which most people would say, ‘Yes,'” said the mayor during a brief break from fiscal questions at his first budget briefing. Continue reading “De Blasio Compares Pre-K Poll Question to ‘Bowl of Free Candy’”