With Albany just weeks away from deciding on extending Mayor de Blasio’s control of the public schools, voters in the city are split on the issue, according to a poll released Monday.
The Quinnipiac University survey found 46 percent of voters in the five boroughs favored an extension, while 43 percent didn’t.
Opposition was far higher outside the city.
“Upstaters and suburbanites don’t want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City schools. Even New York City voters aren’t that wild about the idea,” said pollster Maurice Carroll.
“Since this issue is decided by the state Legislature, not the New York City Council, Mayor de Blasio will have to press his case in Albany.”
The state Senate plans hearings on the issue next month.