New Yorkers have weighed in on the standoff between the mayor and the police, and most of them disapprove of recent police actions.
A new Quinnipiac Poll shows that, across the racial spectrum, New Yorkers disapprove 69 – 27 percent of police officers turning their backs on the mayor at a recent funeral for two slain officers. Also across the racial spectrum, New Yorkers said 77 – 17 percent that police union leader Patrick Lynch’s claim that the mayor had blood on his hands was “too extreme,” and no single age, race, party, gender, or geographical group thinks those comments were “appropriate.”
The racial divide starts to show, however, in poll questions about whether or not Mayor Bill de Blasio supports the police, with black voters saying the mayor supports the police 69 – 19 percent and Hispanic voters with 53 – 33 percent, while white voters say 49 – 36 percent that he does not support police.
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