Nearly three-quarters of voters support Gov. David Patersonâ€™s proposal to cap school property-taxes to no more than four percent per year, according to Siena College poll today.
Seventy-four percent of voters support the cap statewide, and 80 percent of those in the NYC suburbs want a cap. Seventy-nine percent of upstate voters want a cap.
“Statewide, support for the property tax cap is 74-15 percent, including at least 71 percent support in every region,” said Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena New York Poll. “Support for the cap is strong with every party and every demographic group. Voters to pols: pass the property tax cap.”
Also, 46 percent of New York voters support legalizing same-sex marriage, and three-quarters support some recognition of same sex couples.
Sen. Barack Obama has widened his lead to 18 points over Sen. John McCain in New York in the presidential race, the poll found.