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Poll: Pre-K tax hike not as popular as NY funds

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— A new poll finds more support among New York City voters for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to pay for prekindergarten with existing state funds than Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a tax increase.

A Quinnipiac (KWIN'-uh-pee-ack) University poll finds 49 percent of voters support funding pre-K without raising taxes versus 40 percent who favor de Blasio's proposed tax hike on wealthier city residents. Voters statewide supported using existing state funds over a city tax increase, 47 percent to 37 percent.

De Blasio is trying to rally support for his plan amid opposition in Albany from Cuomo and a key Republican legislative leader.

The poll of 1,488 voters was conducted Feb. 6-10. It has a statewide margin of error of 2.5 percentage points and 4.7 percentage points in the city.

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