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Survey: New Yorkers back legal pot, not immigrant licenses, or a 4th term for Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2018 executive state budget proposal during a news conference in Albany on Jan. 16, 2018. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2018 executive state budget proposal during a news conference in Albany on Jan. 16, 2018. | Photo: AP Photo/Hans Pennink.

June 10, 2019 07:30 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A newly published poll from Siena College shows New York state residents strongly support legalizing recreational marijuana but not legislation that would permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

Those two issues are among the highest-profile items on lawmakers' to-do list before they adjourn for the year next week.

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The survey published Monday indicates 55% of registered voters in the state support legalizing pot, while 41% support the immigrant license bill.

Meanwhile, respondents strongly support legislative proposals that would eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine requirements, with 72 percent saying they back the idea.

The telephone poll of 812 registered voters was conducted between June 2 and June 6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

While Governor Cuomo's favorability is at its highest point in more than a year - voters are saying no to a fourth term by 58 to 37 percent.


MORE INFORMATION: Full Siena poll

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