A majority of New Yorkers prefer a millionaire's tax over congestion pricing when it comes to funding fixes to the city’s crumbling transit infrastructure, a new poll found.
Sixty-four percent of registered voters who were surveyed said they support a proposal to increase taxes on the city’s wealthiest earners, while only 21 percent favored tolling motorists entering Manhattan, according to the Quinnipiac University Poll released on Friday.
Support for the millionaire's tax was strong in each borough and spanned across every listed party, gender, age and racial group, the poll found. Support was highest in Queens, with 71 percent of those polled favoring the millionaire's tax over congestion pricing.
From the poll:
A total of 28 percent of voters rate the quality of New York City subway service as "excellent" or "good," while 64 percent rate it "not so good" or "poor."
The best rating is among Manhattan voters - 5 percent "excellent" and 30 percent "good." The lowest score is among Queens voters - less than 1 percent "excellent" and 20 percent "good."